Feb. 26, 2020

HARRISBURG – Rep. Russ Diamond (R-Lebanon) today announced that every school in the 102nd District was awarded School Safety and Security Grant Program Funds totaling $576,000 by the Pennsylvanian Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD)’s School Safety and Security Committee.

“We must do all we can to get resources to our local school districts that will keep our children safe,” said Diamond. “These grants empower our local community leaders and education officials to secure the technology, reinforcement, programs and specialized staff necessary to prevent violence and prepare our schools in emergency situations. I am pleased to see PCCD working to address school safety with the funding provided by this year’s current budget passed by the General Assembly.”

The recipient school districts and their awards are as follows:

• Annville-Cleona: $406,000.
• Northern Lebanon: $40,000.
• Lebanon: $45,000.
• Cornwall-Lebanon: $45,000.
• Eastern Lebanon: $40,000.

The School Safety and Security Committee was established within the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) by Act 44 of 2018.

The committee released $53.7 million in School Safety and Security Grant Program funding, including $18.7 million that was made available for school districts submitting meritorious applications. Meritorious grants range from $30,000-$45,000 based upon average daily student attendance of the school district.

The grant program funding also included $33.8 million in competitive grants that were made available for certain eligible school entities. The Annville-Cleona School District was a recipient of competitive grant funding.

In total, 496 school districts received the meritorious grant and 134 applicants received the competitive grant.

Representative Russ Diamond
102nd Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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