Pascrell Announces $499,360 Federal Grant for Secaucus School District
Washington, DC, October 4, 2023
Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) announced today that the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) has awarded a federal grant of $499,360 to the Secaucus School District. This grant, provided through the DOE's Fostering Diverse Schools grants program, will help Secaucus improve learning conditions and enhance students’ overall educational experience through exposure to increased socioeconomic and cultural diversity in the classroom.
"I am thrilled to announce this important federal grant for our students in Secaucus," said Congressman Pascrell, a former teacher and longtime supporter of increased federal funding for schools. "Education is the bedrock of our society, and it is our responsibility to ensure that every student has the opportunity to thrive in a learning environment that reflects our modern society. This grant is a testament to our commitment to fostering equitable educational opportunities for students here in Secaucus and throughout New Jersey.”
“We are very excited to have been awarded the Fostering Diverse Schools grant from the U.S. Department of Education,” said Dr. Erick Alfonso, Superintendent, Secaucus Public School District. “Our District is composed of a truly diverse population and this grant is a critical piece in providing resources for the varying needs of our community. This grant holistically aligns with our District message: ‘Strength built in unity. Unity fostered within diversity. Patriots United.’”
The Fostering Diverse Schools grants program, a key initiative of the Department of Education, aims to improve school conditions for student learning and help schools meet the diverse needs of students, including academic, social, emotional, and mental health support. By increasing access to and equity in diverse and inclusive learning environments, the program is dedicated to shaping a more equitable and inclusive future for our nation's students.