Delloso announces more than $411K in grants to Delco schools

RIDLEY PARK, Aug. 7 – State Rep. David Delloso, D-Delaware, announced multiple grants were released to local Delaware County school districts, intermediate units, local education agencies, and career and technical centers that will allow for the continuation of education during the current health pandemic.

“The coronavirus has affected every aspect of our lives, but perhaps nowhere has it been more striking than in our schools,” Delloso said. “These grants will allow schools to purchase the needed tools to continue providing important learning in the safest environment possible. They will also fund important programs for students negatively affected by mitigation efforts.

“Properly funding public education and supporting technical and trades-based education remains one of my priorities, so it’s especially rewarding to see these grants awarded to the districts where the need is the greatest,” Delloso added. “These public funds will make a difference in the lives of our youth.”

The awardees include:

  • Delaware County Intermediate Unit received an $18,000 Continuing Education of Equity Grant to provide access and inclusion for all learners.
  • Southeast Delco School District received $35,700 in CEEG to provide access and inclusion for all learners. 
  • Delaware Technical High School-Aston campus received $128,185 in a Career and Technical Centers Equity Grant.
  • Delaware Technical High School-main campus received $8,922 in a CTC Equity Grant.
  • Delaware Technical High School-Folcroft campus received $220,979 in a CTC Equity Grant.

Funds from CEEG may be used to purchase computer equipment – including laptops, tablets, and internet hot spots – or used toward providing instructional materials, such as paper lessons and coursework.

Funds from a CTC Equity Grant can be used to support continuity of education programs such as summer or expanded programming and industry credential assessments.