Oct. 29, 2020

EAST STROUDSBURG – Seeking to continue prioritizing the safety and well-being of students and staff, Rep. Rosemary Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) announced that school districts in the 189th Legislative District, which include Delaware Valley, Pleasant Valley, East Stroudsburg Area, Stroudsburg Area and Pocono Mountain school districts, are ELIGIBLE to receive a grand total of $860,276 in COVID-19 health and safety funding. Each school district must apply for this funding.

These funds would help address additional health and safety needs related to the COVID-19 emergency and are being issued by the School Safety and Security Committee within the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD).

“Our schools are doing the best they can to ensure they are providing a healthy and safe learning environment for our children in these unusual times,” said Brown. “These funds not only would help our schools keep students and staff healthy, but would also keep rising costs down since this money is in the form of a grant, which does not need to be repaid. These grant dollars help our schools maintain and enhance safety measures while not utilizing their current dollars or raising school taxes.

The first round of funding for the COVID-19 Disaster Emergency School Health and Safety Grant Program was released over the summer. The money was allocated through the federal CARES Act and included in the 2020-21 state budget.

For more information regarding this funding, visit this site

The PCCD works to enhance the quality, coordination and planning within the criminal and juvenile justice systems, to facilitate the delivery of services to victims of crime, and to increase the safety of our communities.

Representative Rosemary M. Brown
189th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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