Morrisville Borough and the Morrisville Police Department have announced that they have been awarded funds through the School Violence Prevention Program Grant (SVPP), sponsored by the US Department of Justice Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Office.
The SVPP Grant is a competitive award program designed to provide funding to improve security at schools and on school grounds in the grantee’s jurisdiction through evidence-based school safety programs. The grant provides funding directly to states, units of local government, and their agencies to improve security at schools and on school grounds in the jurisdiction of the grantee through school safety programs.
The purpose of the grant is to provide a safer and more secure environment for the children of the School District of Borough of Morrisville at Grandview Elementary and the Intermediate Middle/Senior High School, as well as Holy Trinity’s main building and cottage.
The total amount of the award is $253,058, and funding runs through September 30th, 2021.
The COPS Office SVPP Grant Award funds will be utilized within the schools and on school grounds in the Morrisville Borough Police Department jurisdiction.
Evidence-based school safety programs will provide additional threat-specific training to officers and supply relevant first aid equipment to schools to support the safety and well-being of our students, staff, and residents.
Over the next year, Morrisville Borough will work closely with the Morrisville Police Department and the schools to implement these new programs and procedures.
More information about the SVPP Grant is available at the following document link: https://cops.usdoj.gov/pdf/2019AwardDocs/svpp/FY19_SVPP_Post-Award_FactSheet.pdf.