Williams applauds $23K in grant funding to help students continue learning despite school closures

COATESVILLE, April 23 – State Rep. Dan Williams announced that Coatesville Area School District and Oxford School District have been selected to receive grants from the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Continuing of Education Equity Grant program.

Coatesville Area School District will receive $14,150 and Oxford School District received $9,500.

Funds may be used to purchase computer equipment such as laptops, tablets, and internet hot spots, or used toward 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 the grants.

“As COVID-19 has made apparent to everyone, access to technology is a critical need for an equitable education,” Williams said. “I’m very glad for the additional funds to schools within my district as we strive toward a more equitable and prosperous future, and thanks to the Department of Education for providing these awards so quickly in the midst of this crisis.”

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.