Stephens Announces Safe School Grants Awarded to North Penn, Hatboro-Horsham and Wissahickon School Districts
HARRISBURG—Rep. Todd Stephens (R-Montgomery) today announced that the North Penn School District, the Hatboro-Horsham School District and the Wissahickon School District have been awarded Safe Schools grants.

“This is good news for our schools and our children,” Stephens said. “These grants will enable our schools to improve safety based on the needs of their individual schools as I intended in fighting for this funding.”

The administration unveiled a total of $8.4 million in competitive Safe Schools Targeted grants have been awarded to prevent and reduce violent incidents in schools, to purchase safety and security-related equipment, and to provide for the training and compensation of school resource and police officers.

Hatboro-Horsham will receive a grant for $59,999 and Wissahickon was awarded $60,000 for safety officers. North Penn will receive $20,000 for safety programs.

The Hatboro-Horsham and Wissahickon funds are dedicated to funding the training and compensation of school resource officers. School resource officers are law enforcement officers from local, county or state law enforcement agencies assigned to schools in cooperative agreements with education officials. Applicants were eligible for a maximum individual grant of $60,000. The state awarded a total of $3.3 million issued statewide.

The North Penn funding was part of $1.04 million awarded to 60 public school entities to establish and implement programs to prevent and reduce violent incidents. Applicants were eligible to receive up to $20,000 to fund programs.

Representative Todd Stephens
151st District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Media Contact: David Foster

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