North Wales, Pa. – January 17, 2020 — Senator Maria Collett (D-12 Montgomery/Bucks) has announced $70,000 in PAsmart Targeted grants to fund computer services classes and teacher training for two school districts in the 12th District.

“Computer science training is fundamental for students preparing to enter the 21st century workforce,” said Senator Collett. “I’m thrilled to see two of our school districts receive this critical funding.”

Grant recipients include:

  • Centennial School District – $35,000
  • Lower Moreland School District – $35,000

Governor Wolf’s PAsmart initiative is designed to connect PA students with the resources they need to succeed in a changing economy. These targeted grants will be used to introduce and grow computer science programming and train educators to teach students from pre-K to 12th grade. The program prioritizes projects that expand access to computer science for underrepresented students.

A total of $5.7 million has been awarded to 163 school districts, charter schools, and intermediate units across the Commonwealth.