Venkat praises over $728,000 in grant funding for local schools

Dollars will be utilized for safety and mental health resources

PITTSBURGH, April 25 – State Rep. Arvind Venkat, D-Allegheny, announced that several educational institutions in the 30th Legislative District have been awarded a total of $728,022 in federal and state grants.

The funds, facilitated by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, will be utilized for a combination of aspects, which include school-based mental health support, behavioral health support, physical security enhancements, and school personnel needs.

Grant recipients are:

  • Avonworth School District: $157,938.
  • Hampton Township School District: $172,629.
  • North Allegheny School District: $247,455.
  • A.W. Beattie Career Center: $70,000.
  • Eden Christian Academy: $5,000.
  • Nazareth Prep: $75,000.

“As a physician-legislator, I am committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of our students,” Venkat said. “Thank you to bipartisan colleagues for their collaboration on getting these essential dollars to our next generation of Pennsylvanians.”

A total of $155 million in federal and state school safety funding has been approved by the School Safety and Security Committee, part of the PCCD, in appropriations for the 2023-24 fiscal year budget.

Full lists of grant awardees, public and nonpublic schools, statewide can be found here.