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​PA Advancing Grants 2021

On April 13, 2021, Governor Tom Wolf announced $10.8 million in PAsmart advancing grants will be distributed to multiple partnerships across Pennsylvania to help support quality educational opportunities and experiences to K-12 students in computer science and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). Advancing grant recipients, grant program names, and funding amounts are listed below.

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​Grant Recipient: Albright College

Grant Program Name: Albright College and Science Research Institute STEM Education Partnership

​Grant Recipient: Allegheny County Library Association

Grant Program Name: From Incubator to Launch: Co-Creating a CS Ecosystem

​Grant Recipient: Allegheny Intermediate Unit

Grant Program Name: Diversifying CS Education in PA Through Rural and EL Equity

​Grant Recipient: Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8

Grant Program Name: Rural Access and Equity Partnership for CS/STEM

​Grant Recipient: Boys and Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania

Grant Program Name: Wesern Pennsylvania AI Pathways Institute and Teen Accelerator by Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania, Will Allen Foundation and Clairton City School District

​Grant Recipient: Bucks County Intermediate Unit

Grant Program Name:  Mobile Fab Lab Expansion Project

Grant Recipient: Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit

Grant Program Name: Computer Science Support for Youth in Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics for Growth II (CS SYSTEM for Growth II)

​Grant Recipient:  Chester County Economic Development Council

Grant Program Name: First Generation STEM Alliance

​Grant Recipient: Cranberry Area School District

Grant Program Name: PA Rural Robotics Initiative

​Grant Recipient: East Allegheny School District

Grant Program Name: Expanding East Allegheny's CS and STEM Ecosystem

Grant Recipient:  Erie RISE Leadership Academy Charter School

Grant Program Name: Erie Rise Charter Advancing Students through Technology Initiative

Grant Recipient: Johnson College

Grant Program Name: Advancing Computer Science in Northeastern PA Program

​Grant Recipient: Keystone College

Grant Program Name: The Keystone Workforce: Today's Youth in Tomorrow's STEM Careers

​Grant Recipient: La Salle University

Grant Program Name: Communities of Learners: Exploring STEM-C

​Grant Recipient: Laurel Highlands School District

Grant Program Name: LHU Stem Project

​Grant Recipient: Lebanon School District

Grant Program Name: Lebanon School District STEM Pathways Initiative

​Grant Recipient: Luzerne Intermediate Unit 18

Grant Program Name: Carbon-Schuylkill-Luzerne (CSL) STEM Ecosystem

Grant Recipient: Montgomery County Community College

Grant Program Name: Challenger Learning Center of Montgomery County Community College

​Grant Recipient: Pittsburgh Chapter National Tooling & Machining Foundation

Grant Program Name: BotsIQ Cobot Challenge: Expanding Robotics and Advanced Manufacturing Opportunities to Middle Schools

Grant Recipient: School District of Pittsburgh

Grant Program Name: PPS PASmart: A PreK-12 Vertical Approach to Holistic Learning

Grant Recipient: Spring Cove School District

Grant Program Name: PAsmart Rural Community Advancement Partnership

Grant Recipient:  Temple University / Lenfest North Philadelphia Workforce Initiative

Grant Program Name: North Philadelphia STEM Scholars Collaborative (NPSSC)

​Grant Recipient: The Emerald Foundation

Grant Program Name: Promoting Inclusion and Career Readiness through Scholastic Esports Expansion (PICRSEE)

​Grant Recipient: The Philadelphia Education Fund

Grant Program Name: Explore STEM Philly and Explore STEM Chester County

​Grant Recipient: University City Science Center

Grant Program Name: FirstHand STEM Partnership for Inclusion and Regional Equity (STEMPIRE)

​Grant Recipient: West Chester University of PA

Grant Program Name: STEM Education for Sustainability – Linking Schools and Communities