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

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This grant will help in the continued funding of a variety of PBS39 educational programs and services.

Bethlehem, PA – January 8, 2021 – PBS39, a service of Lehigh Valley Public Media™, will make an impact on hundreds of students again this year, with the help of a grant from PPL Electric Utilities.

“We are incredibly honored to once again receive this generous grant from PPL Electric Utilities, especially considering the rocky year it has been for all nonprofit institutions” 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 ReadersCrazy 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.

“At PPL, we believe that building a strong foundation is critical to the success of today’s students,” said Lissette Santana, Senior Manager of Corporate Responsibility for PPL. “We’re fortunate to be able to participate in the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development’s Education Improvement Tax Credit program, which gives companies an opportunity to support equitable and engaging high-quality programs to improve educational outcomes for children.”

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 PBS39
PBS39, a service of Lehigh Valley Public Media™, is a community-owned public media organization serving eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey. PBS39 is licensed in Allentown, PA to the Lehigh Valley Public Telecommunications Corporation. Lehigh Valley Public Media is the home of public television station PBS39/ WLVT, the local NPR news station WLVR, and the television station WPPT, as well as the Lehigh Valley Reads and Battling Opioids initiatives. Lehigh Valley Public Media is the umbrella name for all our brands and initiatives. We are a 50-year-young nonprofit located on the historical SteelStacks campus, 90 minutes from Manhattan, and 60 minutes from Philadelphia, in the rapidly-growing Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania.

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:
Victoria Scialfa
Marketing and Public Relations Manager
Lehigh Valley Public Media