Burns urges local schools to apply for COVID-19 remote learning grants

State Rep. keeps fighting for Cambria County students, families

EBENSBURG, April 8 – As families and schools adjust to the new reality brought by the coronavirus, state Rep. Frank Burns is urging local schools to apply for state grants available to help schools provide remote learning to students.

“These grants were made available in response to the coronavirus crisis, and I want to make sure our local schools are applying for our fair share of these resources,” Burns said. “Yesterday I sent a message to every school district in our area urging them to apply. It is critical that our students and educators have access to the technology and resources they need to succeed in these difficult times.”

Funding from the emergency grant program can be used for digital technology purchases, such as laptops, tablets or hot spots; non-digital purchases, such as paper, postage or transportation of materials; and technology accommodations that increase student access and participation in continuity of education. 

Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, Burns has been working tirelessly to marshal state and federal resources to help Cambria County weather today’s storm and prepare for tomorrow.

From urging the governor to make sure local health care providers have adequate supplies and supporting legislation to help first responders, to calling for a renaissance in Pennsylvania manufacturing to meet medical equipment needs, Burns has been putting the hardworking men and women of Pennsylvania – and not petty politics – first.