Mullery announces emergency education relief funding awarded to local career and technical centers and school district

HARRISBURG, Aug. 6 – State Rep. Gerald Mullery, D-Luzerne,  announced that three local career and technical centers were recipients of Career and Technical Center Equity grants in the amount of $389,644, and a local district was a recipient of a Continuing of Education Equity grant in the amount of $14,000.

“As we get closer to the start of the new school year, the health and safety of our students, teachers and faculty is top priority,” Mullery said. “This funding will support a return to safe instruction, whether in-person, remote, or a mixed approach as we continue to fight this pandemic.”

The following Career and Technical Centers and School Districts received funds:

  • Hazleton Area Career Center          $162,653.
  • Wilkes-Barre Area CTC                   $148,313.
  • West Side CTC                                $78,678.
  • Wyoming Valley West SD          $14,000.

CTC Equity grants provide funding to support effective continuity of education programs such as summer and other expanded programming, and industry credential assessments for students enrolled in CTCs negatively impacted by COVID-19 mitigation efforts.

CEEG grants may be used to purchase computer equipment, such as laptops, tablets, and internet hot spots, or used towards providing instructional materials, such as paper lessons and coursework.  Schools with the highest percentages of students lacking access to resources were given priority in receiving these grants.