Nov. 16, 2020

HARRISBURG – Ten schools in legislative districts represented by state Reps. Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk), Tommy Sankey (R-Clearfield/Cambria) and Jim Rigby (R-Johnstown) have earned Safe School Targeted Grants through the Department of Education.

“These are competitive grants for which the schools applied,” Sankey said. “In addition, there are grants awarded in individual categories - prevention and reduction of violent incidents, purchase of safety and security-related equipment and training and compensation of school resource and police officers.”

Schools being awarded grants are as follows:

• Clearfield Alliance Christian School - $16,932
• Clearfield Area School District - $60,000
• Curwensville Area School District - $26,000
• Divine Mercy Catholic Academy, Johnstown - $25,000
• DuBois Area School District - $84,903.30 (three-grant total)
• DuBois Central Catholic - $1,881.60
• Greater Johnstown School District - $105,000 (three-grant total)
• Holy Name School, Johnstown - $25,000
• Northern Cambria School District - $60,000
• West Branch Area School District - $24,950

“Both public and private schools were eligible to apply for a portion of the more than $9 million in grants,” added Rigby. “Congratulations to these schools for taking the initiative on behalf of their students, staff and community.”

Grant funding was made available through Act 30 of 2020, which set aside money for school entities to apply for and use as part of a COVID-19 Disaster Emergency School Health and Safety Grant program.

State Representatives Matt Gabler, Jim Rigby and Tommy Sankey
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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