Pennsylvania diocese awarded $275,000 for technology programs

Exciting news today from the Johnstown, Penn. Tribune-Democrat:

Six schools in the Altoona-Johnstown Roman Catholic Diocese will be expanding their technology programs, thanks to a state grant.

The diocese recently received a $273,000 competitive E-Fund grant, which was established by the state Department of Education, that assists in accelerating broadband deployment and creates collaboration opportunities between the schools. It also helps with purchasing services, hardware, technical assistance and distance education.

“We are the first nonpublic school system in the state to receive this funding, so that is quite significant,” said Don Layo, the diocese’s director of information technologies.

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