Pittsburgh Public Schools receiving early childhood education program funds

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 2 – Pittsburgh Public Schools are receiving $300,000 in PA Pre-K Counts grants and $2.56 million in grants from the Head Start Supplemental Assistance Program, according to state Rep. Aerion Abney, D-Allegheny.

“Early education is vital to the development of our children,” Abney said. “This investment in our future generation is something I’m excited to see materialize.”

Abney voted to increase funding by $79 million in the 2022-23 budget to bolster opportunities for schools across Allegheny County and to provide high-quality early learning to area children.

More than 37,200 students will be beneficiaries of the $384 million being allocated to school districts statewide.

For more information about Pennsylvania’s education policies and programs, please visit the Department of Education’s website.