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PA: Covid Health and Safety Grant Available 11/02/20

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Info from my PA State Senator Killion

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Local schools will be able to apply soon for additional grant funding to protect the health and safety of students, teachers and school employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. The grants were approved as part of the $200 million COVID-19 Disaster Emergency School Health and Safety Grant program created by lawmakers in May as part of Act 30 of 2020.

Eligible uses of the funding include:

  • The purchase of cleaning and sanitizing products.
  • Training and professional development of staff on sanitation and infection prevention.
  • Equipment purchases.
  • Modifying school facilities to support appropriate social distancing of students and staff.
  • Mental health services and supports.
  • Educational technology for distance learning.
  • Other health and safety programs, items or services.

The grant program is expected to open no later than Monday, November 2. Grant applications can be submitted on the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency’s Egrants website.