Harford Announces Over $5M in CARES Funding for Public Schools

Harford County has awarded over $5 million in CARES Act funding to Harford County Public Schools for COVID-19 related expenses.

Funds will be used to cover food service continuity of pay pay, laptop purchases for Career and Technology Education, and Learning Support Center pay, as well as supplies and materials for students to continue distance learning and personal protective equipment (PPE) according to school system data.

From Baltimore Sun’s coverage:

Harford received about $45 million in federal relief funding and has spent a little more than half of it. Glassman said the county will be able to spend its entire allotment before the end of the year.

Roughly $11.1 million has been used for coronavirus-related expenses such as personal protective equipment. The rest, about $9.3 million, has gone to businesses and farms. Glassman said he would offer a second round of aid to Harford’s small businesses in November if the deadline to use the funds isn’t extended.

Stay tuned to Conduit Street for more information.