Safe Schools' Initiative
The purpose of the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) Office for Safe Schools’ Safe Schools Initiative Targeted Grant for Programs is to assist school entities by providing funding for programs that address school violence.
A total of $2,350,000 in state funding is available for Equipment and Program Grants in the 2021-2022 School Year. Funds must be used in accordance with the criteria identified in section 1302-A of the Pennsylvania School Code and fulfill the requirements of the guidelines set forth by PDE in this request for application.
PDE’s Office for Safe Schools will allocate funds through a competitive grant review process. A school entity will submit its application via the eGrants system. For the purposes of this grant “school entity” shall be defined as a public school district, charter school, cyber charter school, or career and technical center.
Funding is not guaranteed. All grants are competitive and reviewed based on meeting the application requirements and statutory priorities.
Applications may be submitted in eGrants beginning July 30 through October 1, 2021 at 11:59 PM.