Capitol Roundup from Rep. Mike Peifer
School Safety Grants Awarded

The state Department of Education has awarded school safety grants to four area school districts. The Delaware Valley and Wallenpaupack Area school districts in Pike County will each receive $40,000, while Wayne County’s Wayne Highlands School District will receive $40,000 and Western Wayne School District will receive $39,990. The grants are specifically directed to enable school districts to place school resources officers or school police officers in their school buildings to further protect the student population. The grant program was created as part of the 2013-14 state budget.

File the FAFSA for Higher Education Help

The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) is encouraging college students and college-bound high school students to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The form is necessary for students to be eligible for many types of financial aid, including the Pennsylvania State Grant Program offered by PHEAA. To assist students and parents in filling out the form, PHEAA is offering FAFSA completion sessions, including one at Delaware Valley High School on Wednesday, Jan. 29, from 7-8:30 p.m. and at Western Wayne High School on Tuesday, Feb. 11, from 6-8 p.m. For more information or to fill out the FAFSA, visit

Outreach Office Hours Set

In order to make state government more accessible, Rep. Mike Peifer hosts outreach hours in three locations each month. The schedule is as follows:
• Milford Township Building, 560 Routes 6 and 209, Milford – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every other Friday.
• Damascus Township Building, 60 Conklin Hill Road – 10 a.m. to noon on the second Friday of the month.
• Barrett Township Building, Route 390, Mountainhome - 9 a.m. to noon on the fourth Friday of the month.
He also hosts the American Legion Service Officer Outreach program at the Honesdale office from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the second Monday of each month. Appointments are required and can be made by calling the office at 570-253-5533.

Representative Mike Peifer
139th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Media Contact: Patricia Hippler
(717) 772-9846
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