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Corbin BOE to Receive $200,000

U.S. Department of Education Invests More Than $70 Million to Improve School Climate and Keep Students Safe West Kentucky Educational  Cooperative to Receive Grant for $749,698, Martin County Board of Education to Receive $310,782 Jefferson County Board of Education to Receive $749,903, Corbin  Board of Education to Receive $200,000 To help keep students safe and improve their learning environments, the U.S. Department of Education awarded more than $70 million to 130 grantees in 38 states. The Department made the awards under four new grant programs that were among the common-sense proposals included in President Obama and Vice President Biden's "Now Is The Time" initiative, a comprehensive plan to make our schools safer, reduce gun violence by keeping guns out of dangerous hands, and increase mental-health services. The new competitive grant  programs are:

School Climate Transformation grants to school districts—$35,818,097

School Climate Transformation grants to states—$7,339,654

Project Prevent grants to school districts—$14,167,876

School Emergency Management grants to states—$13,082,991

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GEAR UP Press Release

New GEAR UP Grants Awarded to Help More than 116,000 Students Get on the Pathway for Success in College 41 GEAR UP Grants Receive $82 Million Nationwide

SEPTEMBER 22, 2014 Contact:  Press Office, (202) 401-1576, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced the award of $82 million for 41 grants underGaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) that will help 116,000 at-risk students to prepare for college and receive the support they need to achieve success in postsecondary education.

Secretary Duncan announced the grantees in New York City at the launch of American Graduate Day, a public awareness and community engagement program to celebrate the work of individuals and groups across the country who are helping students stay on track to college and career successes.

"GEAR UP partnerships and state grants are inspiring examples of communities taking a stand for excellence and equity in education, investing in student success, andvcreating a culture that helps all young people achieve," Secretary Duncan said. "I commend all the recipients for their relentless efforts to help students realize their potential through college readiness, access and completion."

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