PRESS RELEASE FROM CLAUDIA TENNEY: Congresswoman Tenney Highlights $850 Million in Federal Funding f

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From United States Representative Claudia Tenney:

For Immediate Release
July 16, 2018

Congresswoman Tenney Highlights $850 Million in Federal Funding for New York Disability

Education Programs 

Washington, D.C.— Today, Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (NY-22) applauded the federal government’s investment of $855,955,351 in funds to improve New York’s Individuals with Disabilities Education Program.  A portion of the appropriated funds are currently available, the remainder will be available on October 1. 

“Every child deserves a high-quality education that helps develop strong critical thinking skills they need to be successful. In Congress, I’m fighting to give our public schools and teachers the resources they need to help our students thrive,” said Congresswoman Claudia Tenney. “To support students with hearing and visual disabilities, I cosponsored legislation requiring states to ensure there are enough qualified personnel to serve the needs of the student population. Additionally, I fought to ensure AbilityOne work programs, which employ more than 46,000 people with disabilities, continue to provide opportunities to those with special needs.”

$33,803,000 for the Preschool Grant Program:
•    These funds provide New York State educational agencies assistance in making special education and related services available to children with disabilities aged 3 through 5 years, and, at New York’s discretion, to 2-year old children with disabilities who will reach age 3 during the school year. 

$796,284,914 for Grants to States Programs:
•    These funds assist New York in providing a free appropriate public education to all children with disabilities. 

$25,867,377 for Infants and Families Grant Program:
•    These funds are provided to assist New York in implementing statewide systems of comprehensive, coordinated, multidisciplinary, interagency programs and making early intervention services available to infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families. 


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