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Lower Gwynedd, Pa. October 20, 2022 – Senator Maria Collett announced nineteen school entities serving students in and around the 12th district will receive a combined $5,502,962 in state funding to support mental health and safety programs.

“As a legislator and the mom of a fifth-grader, creating a safe and secure learning environment for our students is one of my top concerns, and I was proud to advocate for this desperately-needed investment,” said Senator Collett. “These funds are an important first step to ensure every student has access to the mental health services they need to thrive, and every school is equipped to keep our kids safe.”

Grant recipients in the current and future 12th District include:

  • Bryn Athyn School District – $200,101
  • Bucks County IU 22 – $140,000
  • Centennial School District – $362,626
  • Central Bucks School District – $721,540
  • Central Montco Technical High School – $140,000
  • Colonial School District – $358,481
  • Eastern Center for Arts & Technology – $140,000
  • Hatboro-Horsham School District – $331,140
  • Lower Moreland School District – $273,381
  • Methacton School District – $337,664
  • Middle Bucks Institute of Technology – $140,000
  • Montgomery County IU 23 – $140,000
  • North Penn School District – $584,245
  • Souderton Area School District – $389,482
  • North Montco Technical Career Center – $140,000
  • Souderton Charter School Collaborative – $140,000
  • Upper Dublin School District – $319,701
  • Upper Moreland School District – $298,720
  • Wissahickon School District – $345,881

A total of $190 million was included in Pennsylvania’s 2022-2023 Budget to support this initiative: $95 million for school mental health grants and $95 million for school safety and security grants. Applications were accepted from August 1 – 31, 2022 through the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD).

More information about the School Mental Health and Safety and Security Grant funds can be found at www.pccd.pa.gov/schoolsafety.

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