School Safety and Security Grants Program
The School Safety and Security Grants Program was originally established in 2018 to provide for school entities of the Commonwealth to be safer places for students, staff and visitors. The School Safety and Security Fund was established in the State Treasury to provide ongoing support to schools for safety and security purposes. Funding, eligible activities and items are determined on an annual basis. Funding Announcements are posted on PCCD's website and released upon annual determination.
*NEW* On July 27, 2022, the following materials highlighting the School Safety Amendments of Act 55 of 2022 were presented to the School Safety and Security Committee. The changes to the law include funding for mental health initiatives and physical safety and security in schools, as well as the provision of trainings and other services. Click on the following links for the information provided:
Act 55 of 2022 Overview for SSSC (July 27 2022).pdf HB 1642 - Act 55 Summary Information.pdf
Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) announces the availability of School Safety
and Security Program funding to support School Mental Health & Safety and Security Grants
for the 2022-2023 school year. School entities (i.e., school districts, area career and
technical schools, intermediate units, charter schools, regional charter schools and cyber
charter schools) are immediately eligible to apply for these funds to address mental health
initiatives and physical security enhancements. Click on the following link to view the funding announcement:
School Mental Health & Safety Funding Announcement
Please submit any questions regarding the grant program or any safety related questions to, RA-CD-SSSC@pa.gov.
Grant Guides are immediately available for assistance with the application process and general grant administration.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) will also be available to provide additional information for potential applicants.