Monday, April 20, 2009

US Department of Education Awards Northern Illinois University $200,000 Grant for Blind and Visually Impaired Services

Amidst seemingly endless reports over the past months of cutbacks in both the public and private sectors comes welcome news from the office of Congressman Bill Foster of Illinois. In a news release last week, it was announced that the Department of Education has awarded Northern Illinois University a $200,000 grant to improve its services for the blind and visually impaired.

The grant, which is targeted to personnel development, will allow NIU professors to recruit and train teachers of blind and visually impaired children. In addition to benefitting to the blind and low vision community, Program Director Gaylen Kapperman points out that this grant is also a potential opportunity for those who have lost their jobs and are looking for a new career.

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NIU Receives $200,000 Federal Grant

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