PBS39 Awarded $50,000 EITC Grant from PPL Electric Utilities

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This grant will help fund a variety of PBS39 educational programs and services.


Bethlehem, PA – October 22, 2019 – PBS39, an entity of Lehigh Valley Public Media™, will make an impact on thousands of students with the help of a grant from PPL Electric Utilities.

“We are honored and grateful to once again receive this generous grant from PPL Electric Utilities,” Tim Fallon, Chief Executive Officer of Lehigh Valley Public Media said. “This grant will allow us to continue to educate the future of our community through a variety of initiatives.”

The $50,000 PPL grant will be used to fund many of PBS39’s educational programs and services, including Raising Readers, Crazy 8s Math, the Full STEAM Ahead! early childhood education initiative and other programs approved by the guidelines set forth in Pennsylvania’s Education Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program.

“Through the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development’s Education Improvement Tax Credit program we are able to support quality agencies working to improve education opportunities for children in our community,” Lissette Santana, Senior Manager of Corporate Relations for PPL said. “PPL is proud to support the community organizations like PBS39 working to ensure that children are given the tools they need to succeed in school and in life.”

Visit PBS39.org to learn more about our educational programs. Follow the education department on Twitter for updates on events happening around the Lehigh Valley.


About Lehigh Valley Public Media™
Lehigh Valley Public Media, home of PBS39/WLVT, WLVR, and WPPT, acts as the catalyst to promote civic engagement, and to fulfill the regional needs of the Greater Lehigh Valley, through its dynamic communication platforms and resources. The Reporter Corps® creates community-focused content for PBS39 News Tonight, digital platforms, and radio. Lehigh Valley Public Media and the United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley are partnering to fund and fulfill the regional literacy initiative Lehigh Valley Reads. This campaign is working to ensure all Lehigh Valley students read on grade level by the end of third grade by 2025. Lehigh Valley Public Media is a community-owned public media organization serving eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey. PBS39 is licensed in Allentown to the Lehigh Valley Public Telecommunications Corporation. For more information, visit PBS39.org.

About PPL Electric Utilities
PPL Electric Utilities provides electric delivery service to more than 1.4 million homes and businesses in Pennsylvania and ranks among the best utility companies in the country for customer service and reliability. PPL Electric Utilities is a major employer in the communities it serves. It is a subsidiary of PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL). For more information visit pplelectric.com.


Information provided to TVL by:
Nicole Harrell
Public Relations/Promotions Manager, PBS39