Time is running out to submit an application for funding through the recently established School Safety and Security Grant Program. And for one of the available grants, all a school entity has to do to receive $25,000 in funding is properly complete the application.
Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) Egrant applications are due to the School Safety and Security Committee by Oct. 12.
The competitive grant program provides funding to address a variety of safety and security areas such as:
There are two different types of awards available through the program:
Part A: Meritorious Application: Establishes a $25,000 award to each public school district that submits a timely, complete and correct application. The committee will disperse Part A awards as soon as possible after the committee’s Oct. 30 meeting.
Part B: Competitive Application: Available to school districts and other eligible educational entities. Part B funding will be awarded through a competitive process, as the committee will score the content of each application. The committee may require applicants to revise applications based on school safety and security surveys and may place conditions on proposals.
While school entities may apply for up to $6 million in funding under Part B, school districts that receive Part A awards must reduce the amount of Part B funding they apply for by $25,000.
The committee published a funding announcement providing guidance on the application process. Here are some key points to consider as you work through the process: