EITC – Educational Improvement Tax Credit: Tax credits to eligible businesses contributing to a Scholarship Organization (BLOCS or Foundation for Catholic Education) and awarded to families based on income guidelines and successful completion of FACTS Application (newpa.com).
OSTC – Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit: Tax credits to eligible businesses contributing to a scholarship Organization (BLOCS or Foundation for Catholic Education) and awarded to families based on income guidelines, failing public school district, and a successful completion of a FACTS application. The failing public school list is published by the state each spring (newpa.com).
EITC and OSTC Income Guidelines:
Combined household annual income no more than $92,160 + $17,017 per dependent.
BLOCS – Business Leadership Organized for Catholic Schools is an independent charitable organization supported by individuals, companies, firms, and foundations in the five county Philadelphia region. BLOCS is a state approved Scholarship Organization (blocs.org).
Secretary’s Grant – Financial assistance for full-time Elementary school teachers and Principals working in a parish or regional AOP/OCE school setting. To be eligible, you must complete the Archdiocesan tuition assistance application and apply directly using the Superintendent’s Grant Application (available in the fall, deadline closes on January 1). The amount of the awards will depend on the number of applicants and the need of families. This grant only applies to elementary school tuition at one of the AOP/OCE elementary schools.