MALDEN –- Greater than $500,000 in public funding has been awarded to Fall River Public Colleges in an identical grant to enhance distant studying.
The Baker-Polito Administration on Friday introduced $32.9 million in distant studying know-how grants to 253 faculty districts throughout the Commonwealth to assist in giving college students sufficient entry to know-how to strengthen instruction each within the classroom and at residence.
“College districts will use the funds from the aggressive matching grant, along with different funds, to enhance using know-how and strengthen instructing and studying by buying computer systems, assistive applied sciences, and guarantee ample web entry for college students,” the administration introduced in a press launch. “The grants will even cowl reimbursement prices to districts which have already spent funds on know-how through the faculty closures that started in March.”
The grant is certainly one of a number of funding sources designed to assist Massachusetts faculty districts tackle prices associated to COVID-19 as colleges reopen. These embrace:
$50 million from the federal Governor’s Emergency Training Aid (GEER) Fund (a part of the federal CARES Act funds) for Ok-12 colleges and faculties and universities;
$182 million from the Commonwealths’ federal Coronavirus Aid Fund (as much as $225 per scholar) for colleges;
$502 million from the Coronavirus Aid Fund beforehand allotted to cities and cities and;
$194 million in federal Elementary and Secondary College Emergency Aid Fund grants.
Fall River’s grant quantity is $548,707. Grant awards for different space faculty districts embrace the next:
Argosy Collegiate Constitution College: $36,232
Atlantis Constitution College: $71,401
Bristol County: $25,455
Dighton Rehoboth: $152,712
Freetown Lakeville: $95,907
Larger Fall River Voc College District: $84,784