Kinsey announces $130,514 in grants to help local schools during COVID-19 pandemic

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 26 – Ahead of the upcoming school year, state Rep. Stephen Kinsey announced today $130,514 in grant funding will help local schools improve educational services for students during the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Theodore Middle School - $59,870
  • Imhotep Institute Charter High School - $70,644

"During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the safety and well-being of our communities, our children and students especially, is a top priority," Kinsey said. "This funding will help schools in our district adapt to new challenges created by this public health crisis and ensure quality learning is continued while prioritizing the health and well-being of students, teachers and our community."

According to Kinsey, these state resources are part of Governor's Emergency Education Relief Funds aimed at assisting schools and other educational agencies that are designated for Additional Targeted Support and Improvement under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act.

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, passed by Congress, authorizes governors to determine the appropriate educational use of GEER Funds.