Where The Money Goes: By County
How North Carolina Education
Lottery Funds Benefit Gaston County
Gaston County: $75,780,031
Gaston County has received more than $75,780,031 in lottery funds since inception of the lottery in March 2006. Last year, Gaston County received a total of $10,134,299. Here's more information about the education programs the lottery supports. To see a breakdown of how lottery dollars were used last year in Gaston County, go to the FY 2014 Beneficiary Statement.
Gaston County has received more than $25,879,023 to help pay the salaries of 493 teachers in grades K-3.
School Construction Projects
More than $24,139,476 raised by the lottery for school construction in Gaston County meets needs that otherwise would have to be paid for with local property taxes. Local officials decide how to spend the money.
The N.C. Pre-K Program serves children at risk of falling behind their peers as they start kindergarten. More than $18,171,202 in lottery funds have paid for 3798 four-year-olds in Gaston County to prepare for success.
At-Risk Pre-K Enrollments
College students who qualify for federal Pell Grants in Gaston County have received 4673 lottery scholarships. More than $5,157,859 in lottery funds have been used for tuition, fees, room and board, books and supplies.
Lottery funds have also supplied 4559 grants to college students attending state universities within the UNC system who qualify for UNC need-based financial aid. Those students have used more than $1,757,251 to help pay for the cost of their education.
Financial Aid Grants
For fiscal year 2013, $340,109 in lottery funds were allocated to Gaston County to partially offset how much of its state funding an LEA had to return to the state. For fiscal year 2014, $335,111 in lottery funds were allocated to Gaston County to pay for digital learning initiatives.
Education figures reflect totals from when the lottery began on March 30, 2006 through the end of FY14 on June 30.
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