Snyder: More than $2 million awarded to area school districts

Grants designed to help offset the cost of safely reopening

CARMICHAELS, Aug. 7 – State Rep. Pam Snyder announced today that more than $2 million in federal funding has been allocated to several area schools and career and technical education centers in her district to assist with implementing public health and safety plans to resume operations.

“Our school officials are working hard so students can safely get back to learning in the safest possible environment, and this funding will be a huge help in that effort,” Snyder said. “These dollars will help administrators put critical mitigation plans in place, allowing for the purchase of resources needed to ensure our students have an effective continuity of education.”

The districts and amounts awarded are:

  • Albert Gallatin Area School District: $83,350 CTC Equity grant and a $251,468 PCCD grant.
  • Bethlehem-Center School District: $41,450 CTC Equity grant and a $168,038 PCCD grant.  
  • Brownsville School District: $32,600 CTC Equity grant and a $185,638 PCCD grant.
  • Carmichaels School District: $32,693 CTC Equity grant and a $161,891 PCCD grant.
  • Central Greene School District: $47,150 CTC Equity grant and a $189,336 PCCD grant.
  • Fayette County Career & Technical Institute: $68,700 CTC Equity grant.
  • Jefferson-Morgan School District: $21,800 CTC Equity grant and a $150,179 PCCD grant.  
  • Southeastern Greene School District: $143,668 PCCD grant.
  • West Greene School District: $21,000 CTC Equity grant and a $146,897 PCCD grant.
  • Intermediate Unit No. 1: $14,688 CTC Equity grant and a $90,000 PCCD grant.
  • Greene County CTC: $30,419 CTC Equity grant and a $90,000 PCCD grant.
  • Mon Valley CTC: $90,000 CTC Equity grant.

The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency awarded COVID-19 Disaster Emergency School Health and Safety grants for the 2020-21 school year from its allocation of federal CARES Act money. Schools may use the funding to purchase cleaning and sanitizing products; training and professional development of staff on sanitation and minimizing the spread of infectious diseases; equipment purchases; modifying existing areas to support appropriate social distancing of students and staff; providing mental health services and supports; purchasing educational technology for distance learning; and other health and safety programs, items or services necessary to address the COVID-19 disaster emergency.

Career and technical centers also were awarded CTC Equity grants. These grants are used to support effective continuity of education programs and industry credential assessments for enrolled students who were negatively impacted by COVID-19 mitigation efforts.