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2017-18 Creating a Healthy School Environment Grant and Awards Program

Application deadline: March 17, 2017
The Highmark Foundation is pleased to announce the 2017-18 Creating a Healthy School Environment Grant and Awards Program. The goal of the program is to create healthier school environments that experience positive, sustainable and lasting change through comprehensive strategies. The program is open to schools (public, private, parochial, charter and vocational), grades K-12, in central, northeast and western Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Apply Now


For nearly two decades, the Center for Safe Schools has been committed to serving as a statewide clearinghouse for schools, law enforcement, parents and others on school safety and youth violence prevention. Through expert staff, as well as access to a network of state and national researchers and practitioners, the Center provides state-of-the-art professional development and technical assistance to schools throughout the Commonwealth.


Free Resources Available from the Pennsylvania State Police

The Domestic Security Division of the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) provides free services to assist schools. For technical assistance, other requests or to sign up for active shooter training contact PSP at


Risk and Vulnerability Assessments

In an effort to keep our schools safe, crime-free environments and to protect them from a terrorist attack, the Center for Safe Schools would like to make all school administrators aware of RISK AND VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENTS (PDF), an initiative of the Pennsylvania State Police, offered free of charge. Assessments provide comprehensive examinations of physical facilities and operational procedures; identify critical assets, threat potential and vulnerabilities; and offer recommendations to improve security.

Read more: Risk and Vulnerability Assessments


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