McClinton applauds nearly $572 million in federal stimulus funding going to help local students during COVID-19 pandemic

House Democratic Leader Joanna McClinton is applauding the awarding of approximately $571.93 million in federal stimulus funds to help strengthen services for students in several of her local schools impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

McClinton said the financial resources will support food programs, technological improvements and other educational services. The funding will be distributed as follows: 

  • Philadelphia City School District: $565.9 million.
  • Southwest Leadership Academy Charter School: $2.39 million.
  • Richard Allen Preparatory Charter School: $1.64 million.
  • KIPP West Philadelphia Charter School: $1.36 million.            
  • Philadelphia Montessori Charter School: $643,007.

"These are challenging times, especially for our students and teachers," said McClinton, D-Phila./Delaware. "These federal stimulus dollars are critical in helping ensure our young people have access to the resources they need to continue receiving a quality education whether at home or in the classroom."

The federal relief is provided by the bipartisan Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act’s Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund passed by Congress in December. This round of funding included $2.2 billion in funding distributed to K-12 school districts and charter schools throughout the commonwealth that have been impacted by the public health crisis. 

More information can be found on Gov. Tom Wolf's website