Rep. Flynn gets $500,000 school equity grant for Scranton School District


SCRANTON, April 23 – State Rep. Marty Flynn, D-Lackawanna, is pleased a $500,000 Continuing of Education Equity Grant was awarded to the Scranton School District to purchase computer related equipment.

“Now more than ever because of COVID-19 crisis, students must be properly equipped to handle online classroom learning and this funding will help to make technology readily available to students in my district,” Flynn said.

Flynn noted that the Scranton School District was one of three schools in Pennsylvania to receive a grant in the amount of $500,000 and funding will be used to buy 1575 chrome books, charging carts and insurance.

According to the Pennsylvania Department of Education, the grant can be used for laptops, tablets or hot spots or non-digital purchases, such as paper lessons, postage, transportation of materials and coursework

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. In addition, schools with the highest percentages of students lacking access to resources were given priority in receiving these grants.

“Schools from across Pennsylvania compete for this type of grant and I am fortunate to secure this large amount of funding to bring students up to par with online learning.” Flynn said.

Information on the Pa. Department of Education Continuing of Education Equity Grants can be found here.