PA: Gov. Wolf Details $5 Billion in Federal Aid for Schools With Eyes on Reopening
March 29, 2021
Gov. Tom Wolf announced this week that Pennsylvania will receive $4.9 billion in federal COVID relief funding for school reopening, distributed by the federal government’s Title-I funding formula. As with funding granted to other states, 90% will be expected to make it directly into the hands of schools, with more targeted to low-income and disadvantaged schools. Schools will have wide discretion in using the funding. Many of the schools are likely to target supports and resources at minimizing the harshest consequences of the pandemic, including learning loss, a rise in mental health needs, and infrastructure improvements.