CARES Act Provides $523 Million in Emergency Funding for Pennsylvania’s K-12 Schools

April 24, 2020
Press Release

Washington, DC – April 24, 2020 – U.S. Representative Mike Doyle (PA-18) announced that K-12 schools in Pennsylvania will receive $523 million in emergency funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which Congress enacted on March 27, 2020, with his support. 

“There’s no doubt COVID-19 has changed our education system, and we must ensure that our schools have the resources they need to keep students learning virtually,” said Congressman Doyle. “I believe the CARES Act will help our communities’ schools to continue the academic year so students can stay on track.”

The CARES Act provides a total of $13 billion for state educational agencies with the flexibility to use that funding on a wide range of activities, including purchasing computers and connectivity devices for online learning; supporting students with disabilities and foster and homeless youth; training for teachers; supplies for cleaning and sanitation; and other activities to maintain access to education.

“As states and localities, including our own, allocate funds to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, there is an increased need for emergency education relief,” Congressman Doyle added. “While the CARES Act is a step in the right direction, I will work to secure additional federal assistance to help schools in Pennsylvania provide a safe, effective, high-quality education for our children through the Coronavirus pandemic and beyond.”