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53B East Wing
PO Box 202051
Harrisburg PA 17120-2051
Phone: (717) 783-5173
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Fayette Chamber of Commerce Building
65 West Main Street, Suite 200
Uniontown, PA 15401
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Telephone: 724-438-6100
Fax: 724-438-6104

Meyersdale Community Center
215 Main Street, Meyersdale, PA 15552 
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Telephone: 814-634-4390

Confluence Community Center
711 Logan Place, Confluence, PA 15424 
Open the first and third Thursdays of the month from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Telephone: 814-634-4390 

Ohiopyle Stewart Community Center
15 Sherman Street, Ohiopyle, PA 15470
Open by appointment only.  Telephone: 814-634-4390
Area School Districts Awarded Safety Grants to Improve Security, Says Dowling
HARRISBURG – Rep. Matt Dowling (R-Fayette/Somerset) announced that several area school districts were awarded state safety grants this week to help improve student security and safety procedures.

“In light of the tragedies that have occurred over the past few weeks, I am pleased to hear that our local school districts have received necessary funding to ensure the safety of not only our children, but also the safety of teachers and staff members,” said Dowling. “This grant makes it possible for these districts to develop and implement new and improved safety measures or purchase safety technology to better protect those under their watch.”

Each local school district that applied through the program was awarded a grant of $25,000. Local grant recipients include Albert Gallatin Area School District, Laurel Highlands School District, Meyersdale Area School District, Salisbury-Elk Lick School District, Turkeyfoot Valley Area School District and Uniontown Area School District.

The School Safety and Security Grant Program was created by lawmakers earlier this year to provide grants to school districts, intermediate units, area vocational-technical schools, charter schools and private residential rehabilitative institutions for a wide variety of projects to improve school safety.

Eligible uses for the grants include hiring school security officers, purchasing security-related technology, completing safety and security assessments, implementing violence prevention curricula, offering counseling services for students, and creating other programs to protect students.

The new program was created as part of a comprehensive school safety bill that was signed into law in June. More than $60 million in new funding was dedicated in the current year’s budget to improve school safety.

Representative Matthew Dowling
51st Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Media Contact: Abby Krueger
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