Nearly $1.5 million awarded to area higher ed institutions

Funding for postsecondary institutions to resume operations safely

HARRISBURG, Aug. 4 – Today, state Rep. Brian Sims announced that nearly $1.5 was awarded to postsecondary institutions and adult basic education providers in his legislative district to help resume operations safely.

The funding – part of the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act – will go to the Community College of Philadelphia, Curtis Institute of Music, Hussian College School of Art, Moore College of Art and Design, Peirce College, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Studio Incamminati, The University of the Arts and Thomas Jefferson University.

“The ongoing pandemic has forced our shared adjustment to the new normal. Postsecondary institutions are key to the continued social and economic well-being of our district and our commonwealth. This funding is crucial in providing the necessary resources to adjust their operations and procedures and continue the educational process safely,” Sims said. “It is vital that we all continue to practice safety measures, including social distancing, wearing masks in public, and following specific guidelines from appropriate public health officials.”

Of the funding, $963,525 will go to Community College of Philadelphia, $128,787 to Thomas Jefferson University, $109,743 to Peirce College, $85,257 to The University of the Arts. The remaining institutions mentioned above will receive funding ranging from $7,782 to $57,900.