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Pennsylvania Passes $40 Million Expansion to Scholarship Program

The American Federation for Children applauds Pennsylvania lawmakers for expanding the state’s K-12 Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program as part of the state budget. Governor Wolf signed Act 26 into law this morning.
Statement from Tommy Schultz, CEO of the American Federation for Children:
“We are elated to see this tax credit scholarship program in Pennsylvania expand so that more children can benefit from the power of educational freedom. This expansion represents important progress for educational opportunity in Pennsylvania where, for years, thousands of children have been turned away from opportunity due to program caps that prevented scholarships from getting to families in need. We congratulate the families who will benefit from this expansion and the state and local advocates who fought valiantly to make it possible. We would like to thank Senator Scott Martin who led the fight in support of SB1, helping to create the momentum for this historic $40M expansion.”

  • The K-12 Educational Improvement Tax Credit program will increase by $40 million making it $175 million in total
  • This expansion will empower an estimated 13,000 additional PA kids with scholarship opportunities, no matter their ZIP codes


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