Oct. 29, 2020

LUZERNE - To help further combat COVID-19 spread in local school districts, Rep. Aaron Kaufer (R-Luzerne) announced that Pennsylvania school districts are now eligible to apply for their share of nearly $50 million in funding to address additional health and safety needs related to the COVID-19 emergency. The funding is being issued by the School Safety and Security Committee within the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD).

“Entering into the eighth month of combatting COVID-19 in Pennsylvania as well as working to help our students get the education they need despite the pandemic, it is important that our schools be able to maintain a healthy, clean and safe environment for our students to learn,” said Kaufer. “These are vital funds that our school districts should apply for and take advantage of.”

These school districts in the 120th Legislative District are in line to receive the following grant awards:

   • Dallas School District, $70,994.
   • Lake Lehman School District, $49,851.
   • Wyoming Area School District, $61,733.
   • Wyoming Valley West School District, $154,122.

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.

For more information about this outreach, or any other state-related issue, contact Kaufer’s district office in Luzerne located at 161 Main St., by calling 570-283-1001. Information can also be found online at RepKaufer.com or Facebook.com/RepKaufer.

Representative Aaron Kaufer
120th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Media Contact: Abby Krueger
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