ANNAPOLIS (WJZ) — Gov. Larry Hogan announced Tuesday that $35.8 million in federal COVID-19 relief funding for non-public schools.
He said it’s in an effort to “support safe reopenings.”READ MORE: Maryland Residents Starting To Get Booster Shots After CDC Announcement
“I believe very strongly that every child in Maryland deserves access to a world-class education regardless of what neighborhood they happen to grow up in,” the governor said. “With this critical additional funding, we will have the opportunity to help non-public schools address the effects of the pandemic.”READ MORE: COVID-19 In Maryland: More Than 1.1K New Cases & 15 Deaths Reported Sunday
The funding comes from the Emergency Assistance for Non-Public Schools “with an approved certification and agreement to provide services or assistance to eligible non-public schools,” the governor’s office said.
The governor also says his Fiscal Year 2022 recovery budget is proposing additional funding of $3.4 million to increase the Broadening Options and Opportunities for Students Today Program to a “record $10 million” which will provide scholarships to low-income students from areas with “underperforming schools to attend non-public schools.”MORE NEWS: U.S. Has Enough COVID-19 Vaccines For Boosters, Kids’ Shots