HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania lawmakers say they’ll authorize a second year of school and community security grants, a $60 million program spurred by last year’s Florida school shooting that killed 17 people.
Republican lawmakers said Monday that a newly unveiled compromise budget package will keep the program intact for the coming school year. Officials did not have immediate details on how the program guidelines will change.READ MORE: Kennywood Following CDC Guidance, Masks Not Required For Fully Vaccinated Guests
Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf had proposed a second year at $45 million, but lawmakers say they are diverting another $15 million from the state court system’s cash reserve to bring it up to $60 million.READ MORE: Police: Woman Hits Another Woman With 10-Pound Log Of Prepackaged Meat At Walmart
Under the past year’s program, school districts could apply for a grant for a wide range of purposes, including safety and security assessments, security-related technology, training, counselors, police officers and anti-violence programs.MORE NEWS: COVID-19 In Pittsburgh: Allegheny Co. Health Dept. Reports 144 New Coronavirus Cases, Bringing County Total To 99,853
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