WEST CHESTER (August 7, 2020) – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced today that more than $500,000 in Pennsylvania Continuing of Education Equity Grant (CEEG) funds will be awarded to multiple schools and school districts throughout Chester County for the 2020-21 academic year. 

CEEG grants are designed to help provide access and inclusion for all learners by bridging the gap for students who are currently limited in their ability to participate in continuity of education. 

“The schools receiving this grant funding will be able to directly assist their students in learning and educational opportunities,” Dinniman, who serves as the Minority Chair of the Senate Education Committee, said. “As the conversation on what education will look like in the fall continues, we must work to ensure that all students have the resources and access to continue learning, no matter how and where it takes place.” 

The Chester County schools receiving the grant funding are as follows: 

  • Chester County Technical College High School – Brandywine Campus: $159,937 
  • Chester County Technical College High School – Pennock’s Bridge Campus: $158,308 
  • Chester County Technical College High School – Pickering Campus: $57,429.82 
  • Chester County Family Academy Charter School: $10,800.00 
  • Chester County Intermediate Unit: $92,700 
  • Kennett Consolidated School District: $30,216 

These grants may be used to purchase computer equipment, such as laptops, tablets, and internet hot spots, or used towards providing instructional materials, such as paper lessons and coursework.  Schools with the highest percentages of students lacking access to resources were given priority in receiving these grants. 

Earlier this year the Pennsylvania Department of Education was able to provide approximately $5 million to fund 96 applications, with Additional funds through Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. PDE is now able to provide an additional $13 million dollars.