The Delaware County Council voted earlier this month to provide $20 million in federal CARES Act funding to the Delaware County Intermediate Unit and public school districts throughout the county to address COVID-19 related expenses.
The council approved the agreement on Sept. 2 in a unanimous vote, said a statement issued by Adrienne Marofsky, the county’s public relations director.
The funding is provided by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, known as CARES, which was approved by Congress and signed by President Donald Trump in March.
The money can be used for providing internet connections and related equipment to students in qualifying low-income families, additional sanitation, procurement of personal protective equipment, and other needs, the county statement said.
“Supporting education and funding needs of schools is a very important aspect of COVID-19 relief and necessary for recovery,” said Councilwoman Elaine Schaefer. “It is our obligation to get this