Congressman Fred Keller announces Penn State grants

August 26, 2020
Press Release
Nearly $130,000 awarded for virtual engagement, improvement efforts

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) today announced the awarding of two grants that will fund improvement projects at the Pennsylvania State University.


  • An Economic Development Administration (EDA) grant in the amount of $116,667 will fund the fifth of a five-year University Center Economic Development Program, providing technical assistance and research development tools to increase productivity and spur innovation at the university.


  • Additionally, an AARP grant in the amount of $12,207 will fund virtual engagement techniques during the coronavirus pandemic and help develop a digital toolkit that other communities can utilize.


On the awarding of the grant, Congressman Fred Keller made the following statement:


“Thank you to the Economic Development Administration and AARP for their investments into Penn State’s future and for the lasting positive effects these funds will have on the university’s students. These funds will greatly improve Penn State’s ability to implement necessary changes to its virtual engagement plan while also ensuring its long-term competitiveness in the region.”