Encourages local municipalities to apply

Royersford – June 11, 2019 – Sen. Katie Muth (D-Berks, Chester, Montgomery) applauded the news that the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) received $1.5 million for its 2019 Gun Violence Reduction Initiative and is encouraging local governments to apply for funding assistance through the program.

“Gun violence is a public health crisis that requires immediate action,” said Muth. “I am urging local governments in the 44th district to apply for assistance through PCCD to help eradicate the threat of gun violence in our communities.”

Cities, municipalities, townships, boroughs, and counties are eligible to apply for funding through the initiative until July 12. The funds must be used to create and implement community programs that work to promote gun safety and reduce gun violence.

Berks, Chester, and Montgomery counties, portions of which are represented in Muth’s 44th Senatorial District, are eligible for second-tier funding of $250,000 through the program. Individual townships and boroughs represented in the 44th district would qualify for third-tier funding of $150,000.

The senator, who has been an outspoken advocate for gun safety reform and violence reduction, is hopeful that local communities will consider it a priority to apply through the initiative.

“Everyone deserves to feel safe in their home community without the threat of gun violence. Thank you to PCCD for supporting this initiative and assisting local governments in keeping their communities safe.”