Waxman announces more than $13,000 for University of the Arts from PA Hunger-Free Campus grant

HARRISBURG, Jan. 11 – State Rep. Ben Waxman, D-Phila., today announced that the PA Department of Education has awarded Philadelphia’s University of the Arts $13,767 in PA Hunger-Free Campus grant funding.

“Food insecurity is a major issue, and it’s preventing students who want an academic career from rising to those opportunities,” Waxman said. “This grant gives UArts the tools they need to ensure more people know where their next meal is coming from. We have to do more to provide students access to nutritious and healthy food to give them the best chance to succeed.”

Through the 2022-2023 PA Hunger-Free Campus Grant Program, colleges with the PA Hunger-Free Campus or PA Hunger-Free Campus+ designation applied for competitive funding in an amount up to:

  • $20,000 for institutions with 3,000 or fewer learners.
  • $40,000 for institutions with 3,001 to 7,000 learners.
  • $60,000 for institutions with 7,001 learners or more.

The grants are awarded with the purpose of addressing food insecurity on campus, including expanding access to food options, creating awareness initiatives and upgrading facilities.

The PA Hunger-Free Campus designations are reopened and institutions can apply. Designees receive a certificate of recognition and placement on the PA Hunger-Free Campus website, and they also have an opportunity to apply for future grant opportunities.

More information is available by contacting Waxman’s office.