All of Kerry’s primary schools are to receive funding under the Minor Works Scheme.
The money will be paid to the 135 Kerry schools next week; they’ll receive a flat rate of €5,500, plus €18.50 per mainstream pupil, and €74 per special needs pupil.
The funds can be used for a variety of purchases or improvements, including to school buildings, furniture, or IT related equipment.
Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin says the grants will go a long way towards improving the physical condition of school buildings.
Kerry Fine Gael Senator for Kerry Paul Coghlan is also welcoming the announcement.