St. Francis awarded $19,700 grant

HARRISBURG, July 3 – State Rep. Frank Burns, D-Cambria, announced St. Francis University has been awarded a $19,700 grant for environmental education from the state Department of Environmental Protection.

Burns said St. Francis University received the grant for its “Energy in Action” program. The program offers students hands-on learning in energy conservation and renewable energy technologies.

“This grant will help students learn more about the different types of energy, how energy impacts the world around us and what we can do about it," Burns said. “The hands-on learning students are exposed to as a result will help them become more informed and environmentally aware adults."

St. Francis received the fourth-highest grant amount out of the 45 grants awarded from the Environmental Education Grant Program which supports environmental education efforts.

“This is just another grant in a long list of grants to benefit our region," Burns said. "Don't forget that my office is here to help. I have an on-staff grant writer for schools, municipalities and other entities interested in applying for state funding. My goal is to help the region in any way that I can."