School Districts, Intermediate Unit Receive Safety Grants, Nelson Says
2/27/2020
HARRISBURG — Rep. Eric Nelson (R-Hempfield) today announced the School Safety and Security Committee has awarded almost $364,000 in School Safety and Security Grants to school districts and intermediate units in the 57th Legislative District.

The 17-member committee within the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency was created as part of Act 44 of 2018, a comprehensive school safety law passed in 2018. One of its duties is to help distribute both meritorious and competitive grants. This year’s grants total $53.7 million statewide.

“As the father of six, I recognize students must feel safe in order to learn,” Nelson said. “Every school is different, and these grants allow districts to address their individual needs. I’m pleased to have supported a state budget that makes school security a priority.”

Those receiving grants locally are:

• Franklin Regional School District – $40,000 for staff.
• Greensburg Salem School District – $40,000 for equipment.
• Hempfield Area School District – $45,000 for equipment and staff.
• Westmoreland Intermediate Unit 7 – $239,000 for equipment and staff.

The 57th Legislative District includes the following Westmoreland County communities: the city of Greensburg; the townships of Hempfield (part) and Salem; and the boroughs of Delmont, Hunker, New Stanton, South Greensburg, Southwest Greensburg and Youngwood.

Representative Eric Nelson
57th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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