HARRISBURG- Rep. Todd Stephens (R-Montgomery) has announced that the four school districts with the 151stDistrict are eligible to receive funds from federal CARES money to offset costs caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“These funds will help our local schools protect children from COVID-19 when schools reopen in the fall,” Stephens explained.
Each school district will receive an allocation of $120,000 and a pro rata share of $114 million based upon the school district’s average daily membership compared to the average daily membership for all school districts.
Locally, Hatboro-Horsham is eligible for $301,173; Upper Dublin can receive $277,827; North Penn can receive $602,775; and Wissahickon is eligible for $292,706.
Due to federal CARES Act funding reporting requirements, school entities must expend funding under this solicitation no later than Oct. 30, 2020. Applications must be submitted electronically through the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency Egrants system.
The funds can be used forpurchasing cleaning and sanitizing products that meet CDC health criteria;training staff on sanitation; buying equipment, including personal protective equipment, thermometers, infrared cameras and other necessary items; modifying existing areas to effectuate appropriate social distancing; providing mental health services and supports, including trauma-informed approaches for students impacted by the pandemic; purchasing educational technology for distance learning; and other items or services necessary to address the COVID-19 disaster emergency.
Representative Todd Stephens
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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