Pisciottano announces $764K for McKeesport Area School District

Grants fund enrichment opportunities for students

MCKEESPORT, April 3 – State Rep. Nick Pisciottano today announced two grants totaling $764,400 has been awarded to McKeesport Area School District to fund after school programs.

“Student success in the classroom often depends on opportunities students have outside the classroom,” said Pisciottano, D-Allegheny. “Funding after school programs and resources that our most vulnerable kids can access is critical to ensuring every student can reach their full potential.”

Pisciottano said the funds were awarded through the PA Department of Education’s 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant program, which is available to establish and/or support community learning centers that provide academic, artistic, and cultural enrichment opportunities for students and their families.

The funded programs must occur during non-school hours or periods when school is not in session to help students attending high-poverty and low-performing schools meet state and local standards in core academic subjects. Programs must also offer students a broad array of activities that can complement their regular academic programs and literacy and other educational services to their families.

More information on the $27 million awarded across PA through PDE is available here.