[r21] $300,000 Grant Going to Elkhart Community Schools (4/12/2010)

Monday, April 12, 2010

Start Date: 4/12/2010 All Day
End Date: 4/12/2010

STATEHOUSE- Elkhart Community Schools are recipients of a $300,000 grant from the Indiana Department of Education. The grant is part of the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) program.

The 21st CCLC grant is to be used towards the creation or expansion of a community learning center. The grant was offered to public school districts, community-based organizations, public/private organizations, faith-based organizations, or a combination of those.

Students from under-resourced schools will be assisted with opportunities to enhance their academic achievement to meet state and local standards in reading and math.

"Hoosiers care about education so recent cuts have been hard to accept," Rep. Tim Neese (R-Elkhart) said. "But $300,000 will go a long way towards the education of our children. We must continue taking advantage of programs like 21st CCLC because these little things add up, and when it comes to education little things make a big difference."

"This grant could not come at a better time," said Rep. Walorski (R-Jimtown). "As the Truth reported last week, there are so many factors pulling on Elkhart and the surrounding cities for tax funding.  State programs like these Community Learning Center grants help ensure that the students who need help will be able to get it."