Last Wednesday, Pennsylvania’s School Safety and Security Committee approved more than $60 million in school safety funding. The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) reported that demands for funding to improve safety in Pennsylvania schools remained strong. Many schools made requests for grants to address mental health needs and to strengthen school security measures. During this round of funding, 970 applications were submitted with the cost of the projects totaling $134.5 million. The commonwealth’s school districts will receive more than $53 million in funding, with an additional $7.5 million distributed to other violence prevention work. To read more about funding and grant recipients, click here.