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IU13 receives $1.3M in state and federal funds to support adult education

06/12/2018 Lancaster Online By Alex Geli

The Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13, which is headquartered on New Holland Avenue in Lancaster, has been selected for a $1.3 million grant to support adult education.

The Pennsylvania Department of Education on Monday announced $22 million in awards made up of state and federal funds to 32 recipients statewide as part of its Adult Basic Education Grant Program. Among the recipients were school districts, intermediate units, community colleges and public and private nonprofits.

“By strengthening the collaboration between federal, state and local entities,” state Education Secretary Pedro Rivera said, “we can ensure more Pennsylvanians of all ages have access to education and training programs that can help them find meaningful employment, improve the economic outlook for their families, and help them be better parents and community members.”

With the grant money, organizations will assist adults in developing literacy and other skills necessary for employment and economic self-sufficiency, provide postsecondary education and training opportunities and assist immigrants and other English language learners improve English, math and civics skills.

The Commonwealth awards these grants under the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 and the state Adult and Family Literacy Education Act.

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