BENTLEYVILLE – Rep. Bud Cook (R-Washington/Fayette) today announced approximately $70,000 in Safe Schools Targeted Grants were awarded to school districts in the 49th Legislative District.
“Recognizing that each school’s needs are different, these targeted school safety grants can be used for a variety of tools to prevent violence, including metal detectors, school resource officers, school safety assessments and preplanning, and other upgrades to ensure a safe learning environment,” said Cook. “I was pleased to support this worthwhile grant program as part of the final 2018-19 state budget.”
The grant program, funded through the state budget, assists schools with paying for programs to prevent and reduce violent incidents in schools, purchase safety and security-related equipment, and provide for the training and compensation of school resource officers (SRO) and school police officers (SPO).
District 49 school districts receiving these grants are as follows:
• Charleroi Area School District – $30,000.
• Ringgold School District – $40,000.
Cook noted this grant program is separate from a new $60 million School Safety and Security Grant initiative created by the General Assembly earlier this year. The deadline for schools to apply for those grants, which are being administered by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, is Oct. 12.
The 49th Legislative District includes a portion of Washington County consisting of the city of Monongahela; the boroughs of Allenport, Beallsville, Bentleyville, California, Charleroi, Coal Center, Cokeburg, Deemston, Donora, Dunlevy, Elco, Ellsworth, Long Branch, Marianna, New Eagle, North Charleroi, Roscoe, Speers, Stockdale, Twilight and West Brownsville; and the townships of Carroll, Fallowfield, North Bethlehem, West Bethlehem and West Pike Run; and a portion of Fayette County consisting of the boroughs of Belle Vernon, Fayette City and Newell; and the townships of Franklin, Jefferson and Washington.
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49th Legislative District
Representative Bud Cook
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Contact: (724) 669-2242