Saylor Announces Adult Basic and Literacy Education Grants
7/13/2011

House Majority Whip Stan Saylor (R-York) today announced three York County agencies have been awarded grants through the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Adult Basic and Literacy Education Bureau. 

“Literacy is one of the basic building blocks of a well-trained workforce,” said Saylor.  “By helping adults develop these skills, we are empowering them to become a productive part of the workforce.  In addition, we are giving them the tools they need to play an active role in the education of their children.” 

After a competitive application process, these York County agencies were selected to receive grants: 

  • Tri County OIC -- $640,560 in federal funds and $661,891 in state funds.
  • York County School of Technology -- $218,007 in federal funds and $237,452 in state funds.
  • York City School District -- $328,333 in state funds. 

The grants, which are awarded under section 231 of The Workforce Investment Act are intended to provide adult education and family literacy services to help adults become literate, obtain the knowledge and skills necessary for employment and self-sufficiency, become full partners in the education and development of their children, and complete their secondary school educations. 

State Representative Stan Saylor
94th District, Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Contact:  Sean Yeakle
syeakle@pahousegop.com
717.787.3406
Facebook.com/RepSaylor
Twitter.com/PAGOPWhip

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