The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency is accepting grant applications designed to reduce or prevent community violence. The State School Safety and Security Grant Program has $7.5 million that will be made available to eligible applicants, which includes municipalities, counties, institutions of higher education, and community organizations. Applications are due November 10.
Past grant awards included a wide range of projects, from neighborhood-based violence interventions to dating violence prevention and youth mentoring. This year, applications will be prioritized that intend to use evidence-based or evidence-informed programs to reduce or prevent community-based violence in areas identified with high-violent crime rates. This does not preclude other applications. Maximum grant awards are $300,000, and projects may take up to two years. Click here to learn more.