STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — The Pennsylvania School Bus Association (PSBA) and Keystone Insurers Group are jointly offering $30,000 in annual grant opportunities for association members.

The announcement of the new program was made during PSBA’s annual convention in State College. According to the association, the grant awards provide funds for member school bus contractors to improve the safety of fleet operations or the services provided to employees or students.

Grant applications were made available on July 1, with the first set of grants to be awarded at next year’s PSBA convention and trade show, which will be held in Seven Springs from June 24 to 26, 2018. Grant recipients will then be asked to report on their grant initiatives at the following year’s convention.

“We believe this program will generate great ideas which will ultimately benefit our industry and especially the precious cargo who ride our buses,” said David Schrantz, chair of the PSBA safety education committee.

PSBA President Fred Bennett added, “The PSBA and Keystone are two organizations working towards one goal of increasing safety for the children of the commonwealth. This grant helps facilitate PSBA members to achieve that goal.”

Brian Brusoski, Keystone’s senior vice president of property and casualty, said that the company “believes in the mission of every school transportation member of PSBA, which is to safely deliver and protect our children. The grant awards help illustrate our commitment to safety and the continued improvement of the PSBA members.”

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