July 21, 2020


Subgrant Award

Columbia, South Carolina – On July 15, 2020, the founding board of Palmetto Achievement Center for Excellence (PACE) Academy received notification that they were awarded the highly competitive Public Charter School Program (CSP) Planning and Implementation (P&I) Subgrant.

The purpose of the subgrant is to empower groups to design and implement innovative learning experiences for students in South Carolina. PACE Academy applied for a targeted subgrant for at-risk students with the specific purpose of closing the achievement gap for students with dyslexia and other reading struggles.PACE Academy awarded P&I Subgrant

The total award amount for the 3-year grant is $800,090 and will be issued in 3 stages. The first stage award of $125,000 was issued to PACE to be used between now and July 2021. The conditional award for implementation year 1 is $436,445 and year 2 is $238,645 and are contingent on meeting benchmark and grant requirements.

“We are thankful that PACE Academy was afforded this opportunity,” Stephen Wilson, board chair, said. “This money will go a long way in helping us ensure children with reading struggles can set the pace for academic excellence here in the Midlands of South Carolina.”


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