Three schools in Lower Bucks have received nearly $100,000 in newly announced state grants.

First Bucks County Technical High School is receiving a $50,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Education. This is the maximum amount possible.

The funding comes through the Career and Technical Education Competitive Equipment Grant. This grant program enables schools to get equipment geared toward local job opportunities.

State Senator Steve Santarsiero announced the award this past week.

“These grant funds will help ensure that our students receive targeted training that meets the specific needs of local businesses and industries, which will make them more competitive employment candidates upon graduation and keep talent here in our community.”

Additionally, two religious private schools in Lower Bucks have received tens of thousands in state funding for safer schools.

Abrams Hebrew Academy in Yardley and Saint Andrew Catholic School in Newtown each received about $24,000.

The funding comes from the Safe Schools Targeted Grant program. These dollars must be used to purchase security equipment, though the program can also be used to support training for officers or to prevent violent incidents.