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July 29, 2020

PCCD School Safety and Security Committee Awards $7.5 Million to Intermediate Units on behalf of Nonpublic Schools to Address COVID-19

Harrisburg, PA. — The School Safety and Security Committee (SSSC) within the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) announced today the release of $7.5 million to 29 Intermediate Units (IUs) on behalf of nearly 900 nonpublic schools for COVID-19 Disaster Emergency Targeted School Health and Safety Grants for the 2020-2021 school year. 

Per Act 30 of 2020, nonpublic schools serving any grades between kindergarten through 12th grade were eligible to apply for funding for a wide variety of activities to address COVID-19.  Eligible uses for the funding include the purchase of cleaning and sanitizing products; training and professional development of staff on sanitation and minimizing the spread of infectious diseases; equipment purchases; modifying existing areas to support appropriate social distancing of students and staff; providing mental health services and supports; purchasing educational technology for distance learning; and other health and safety programs, items or services necessary to address the COVID-19 disaster emergency.

            As anticipated, demand for funding exceeded the available appropriation; PCCD received more than $8.8m in requests. Recognizing the significant need for these resources, the SSSC voted to allow every eligible nonpublic school that applied to receive funding through a prorated distribution. School entities may receive an award up to approximately $8,500.  A list of the award amount per intermediate unit is enclosed below, as well as a link to a summary of each IU's submission and the nonpublic schools that made application.

More information about the Committee, its work, recent COVID-19 School Health and Safety Grants for public schools, and other grant opportunities can be found on PCCD's School Safety and Security webpage.    

PCCD's mission is to enhance the quality, coordination and planning within the criminal and juvenile justice systems, to facilitate the delivery of services to victims of crime, and to increase the safety of our communities.



Grant ID IU Number Applicant Agency Award Amount
333921Intermediate Unit 1$154,413
342132Pittsburgh-Mt. Oliver Intermediate Unit 2$242,818
337913Allegheny Intermediate Unit #3$542,104
341514Midwestern Intermediate Unit #4$166,303
335555Northwest Tri-County Intermediate Unit$229,987
336426Riverview Intermediate Unit #6$128,068
340147Westmoreland Intermediate Unit 7$187,353
337338Appalachia Intermediate Unit #8$176,227
336349Seneca Highlands Intermediate Unit 9$65,447
3439610Central Intermediate Unit #10$119,608
3335811Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11$57,559
3334812Lincoln Intermediate Unit 12$240,918
3336313Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit #13$291,300
3420714Berks County Intermediate Unit$227,323
3417415Capital Area Intermediate Unit #15$324,180
3349316Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit 16$128,217
3398717Blast Intermediate Unit #17$86,757
3399218Luzerne Intermediate Unit 18$169,256
3359519Northeastern Educational Intermediate Unit #19$192,672
3383720Colonial Intermediate Unit #20$205,940
3370121Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit #21$153,298
3358122Bucks County Schools Intermediate Unit #22$557,879
3337223Montgomery County Intermediate Unit #23$855,124
3417024Chester County Intermediate Unit 24$384,986
3435325Delaware County Intermediate Unit$414,438
3420626Philadelphia Intermediate Unit #26$978,793
3375727Beaver Valley Intermediate Unit$64,868
3410028Armstrong-Indiana Intermediate Unit 28$89,160
3374229Schuylkill Intermediate Unit 29$65,002
Total Request: $7,500,000

Executive Summaries of COVID -19 Nonpublic School Health and Safety Grants FY20-21 (PDF)