Lower Gwynedd − January 18, 2019 − State Senator Maria Collett (D-12 Bucks/Montgomery) announced today that schools throughout her senatorial district have received targeted PAsmart Grants through the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

PAsmart“The smartest investments we can make are investments in our children’s education,” said Collett. “Making sure that kids have the access to training in computer science and STEM fields, facilitated through these grants, sets them up for the successful futures they deserve.”

As a part of Governor Wolf’s PAsmart initiative, the grants are targeted towards school communities who have not always had access to the latest computer science and STEM technologies. These grants are aimed at boosting participation among underserved and underrepresented students in the computer science and STEM fields.

Each of the following school districts will receive a grant allocation of up to $35,000:

  • Central Bucks School District
  • Hatboro-Horsham School District
  • Upper Moreland School District
  • Souderton Area School District

Across Pennsylvania, 221 school districts, 18 charter and cyber charter schools, eight intermediate units, and two career and technical centers received a total of $8.7 million in targeted grants.