Aguilar Announces $3.8 Million in Coronavirus Relief Funding for San Bernardino County Preschool Services
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced $3,802,601 in federal funding for the County of San Bernardino Preschool Services Department (PSD). The funding was made possible by the CARES Act, bipartisan legislation passed by Congress to provide relief and resources during the coronavirus crisis, and will allow PSD to offer summer programming to the families it serves.
“This pandemic has presented countless challenges for San Bernardino County families, including new barriers to early-childhood education. I was proud to support the CARES Act to bring this funding to our community so that children throughout the Inland Empire can continue receiving high-quality educational programming throughout the summer,” said Aguilar.
“During a time of great uncertainty, the Preschool Services Department would like to thank Rep. Pete Aguilar and the members of Congress for the funds on behalf of the families that we serve. The CARES Act funds will provide for summer programming for children in need of high quality early learning over the summer. The funds will also be used to address health and safety concerns related to COVID-19,” said Phalos Haire, Director of the Preschool Services Department.
Rep. Aguilar serves as Vice Chair of the House Appropriations Committee, the committee responsible for allocating funding for federal agencies and programs.