Grove City College Receives $210K COVID-19 Grant

GROVE CITY, Pa. — Grove City College received a $210,000 grant from the Richard King Mellon Foundation to invest in health and safety measures amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

“This grant is a great help in offsetting unexpected costs incurred over the last six months and we are incredibly grateful to the Richard King Mellon Foundation for its support,” Grove City College President Paul J. McNulty said in a release. “The Foundation’s continuing commitment to higher education as an essential service to the local community, region and state is evident by its generosity and willingness to support the College during a challenging season.”

The foundation provided $2.5 million in grants to 12 regional colleges and universities to cover pandemic-related expenses, including COVID-19 testing, personal protective equipment, health care costs, technology costs related to offering online learning or for financial aid for students in need. In total, the foundation has provided $25 million in grants to help Southwest Pennsylvania weather the pandemic.

“Our regional colleges and universities are essential engines for growth – for the students who learn there, the people who work there, and for the local communities whose economies we know they so powerfully impact,” said the foundation’s director, Sam Reiman. “And we want to be there for them now, at this critical hour, as they navigate the complex logistics of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Classes began Aug. 24 at Grove City College. Per the college’s guidelines, masks are required in most public spaces, social distancing is recommended, travel off campus is discouraged and physical adjustments have been implemented across campus to mitigate the spread of coronavirus. Students were screened before returning and the health of the campus will be regularly assessed during the fall semester.

Source: Grove City College

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