(HARRISBURG) – Two Centre County school districts have been awarded grants for cafeteria improvements, PA Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman (R-34) announced today.
“Our schools serve thousands of lunches a day and having state-of-the-art equipment available helps to keep the cost of feeding students, faculty and staff lower,” Senator Corman said.
In the State College Area School District, Mount Nittany Middle School received $15,130 for an open display merchandiser while the high school received $3,704 for an icemaker. Penns Valley Area School District received $33,129 for a dishwasher at the junior-senior high school.
More than $875,000 in competitive grants were awarded to 59 elementary, middle, and high schools across the state for the purchase of new food service equipment for cafeterias. Funding for the grants is made available through the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Grants are awarded to schools that participate in the National School Lunch Program. Schools use the grants to purchase or upgrade equipment such as refrigerators, freezers, stoves, and dishwashers.
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