(HARRISBURG) – Senator Tommy Tomlinson and Representative Gene DiGirolamo announced $800,000 in 21st Century Community Learning Center Grants awarded to Bensalem Township School District. “I am proud to announce that these grants have been awarded to help our students in Bensalem School District. This critical funding will help Bensalem continue to provide unique learning opportunities for our children,” Tomlinson said. Representative DiGirolamo echoed Sen. Tomlinson, “These grants are another example of Bensalem Township School District going above and beyond to provide our students the best learning experience.”
The intent of the 21st CCLC program is to support the creation of community learning centers that provide academic opportunities for students, offering a broad array of enrichment activities that can complement the district’s regular academic programs.
The first $400,000 grant was awarded to Bensalem High School and a second $400,000 was awarded to Bensalem School District to help fund programs at Robert K. Shafer Middle School, St. Ephrems School and St. Charles Borromeo School.
“I want to commend the Superintendent and the members of the Bensalem Township School Board for their efforts in applying for these funds; these funds will help Bensalem accomplish their mission of Educating the Whole Student. I am proud to have worked with Representative DiGirolamo and the Administration to help secure these funds,” said Senator Tomlinson.
“This $800,000 award will allow Bensalem to continue vital programs and services that will assist our students in achieving academic success. I applaud the decision of the Department of Education to select Bensalem as a recipient, and I know they could not have picked a better school district,” said
“Twenty-first Century Learning Center grants provide critical investments for communities to expand educational opportunities for students and families,” Education Secretary Pedro A. Rivera said. “This year’s recipients were selected with an emphasis on improving educational equity and expanding the
geographic reach of Pennsylvania’s programs. As a result more students across the state will have access to wellness, literacy, and career and technical education programs, among others.”