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Grants for School Safety: Act 44

Tim TraxlerSafety & Security

School should be a safe space for children and teachers. It should be a space where students are able to focus on what’s most important — their education and future success. Governor Tom Wolf announced that the School Safety and Security Committee approved $40 million in school safety grants to 234 different schools. Additionally, $7.5 million went to community violence prevention with 25 grants across the state. Because of Act 44, school districts, technical and charter schools, and residential rehabilitation units have a maximum of $6 million that support activities of the statute.

About the Grants

The grant program was created to help schools take the steps they need in order to improve safety in the classroom. Additionally, they will help with the implementation of community strategies to prevent violence in classrooms. Activities warranted by the grants include installing security-related technology, preparing plans of action and more. Learn more about Act 44 and The School Safety and Security Committee here.

Equipment Grant

The Safe Schools Initiative Targeted Grant for Equipment provides funding for security-related technology. Applicants are reviewed through a competitive grant process to ensure that they meet application requirements. Chosen applicants will receive funding up to $25,000 for security equipment. Equipment includes metal detectors, protective lighting, emergency communications equipment and other security-related objects.

Program Grant

Applicants of the Safe Schools Initiative Targeted Grant for Programs may request up to $20,000. The purpose of this grant is to provide funding for programs that address school violence.

Grant for School Police Officer

The purpose of this grant is to enhance school security to address school violence. Accepted applicants of this grant will receive up to $40,000 in funding for training and compensation of a School Police Officer.

Grant for School Resource Officer

This grant will assist school entities, nonpublic schools, and police departments with funding for a school resource officer. Both municipalities and police departments are eligible to apply for this grant for up to $60,000.

Why PA Window Tint?

At PA Window Tint, we want to support our local school systems as they implement security measures through security-based technology. Furthermore, schools across Pennsylvania are investing in 3M Safety & Security Window Film as a step towards school safety.

3M Safety & Security Window Film provides additional time for occupants  to react in situations like active shooters and terrorist attacks, as well as natural disasters. Safety and security window film holds glass fragments in place should they be shattered. The tear-resistant qualities of the film make it difficult for intruders to create a body sized passage through a glass opening.

Not only do we install 3M Safety & Security Window Film, but we also offer an Impact Protection Attachment sealant for maximum security. The IPA anchors the window film to the metal frame of the window. Furthermore, the combination of both the security film and the attachment system can grant up to two additional minutes to first responders and occupants involved in an emergency situation.

At PA Window Tint, we offer only the highest quality window film available: 3M. For a free quote on our residential and commercial window films, give us a call or fill out a form. Our window film experts are ready to answer any questions you may have. After 25 years of service, we know a thing or two about 3M window film!