02.13.06

Burr Announces $150,000 for North Carolina A & T State University

Funds to assist with rehabilitation and counseling programs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator Richard Burr today announced $150,000 in federal funding for North Carolina Agriculture and Technical State University in Greensboro. The funding will help increase the number of qualified rehabilitation counselors and it will provide flexible programming in response to the educational needs of practicing Rehabilitation Counselors. The United States Department of Education awarded the funds.

"U.S. Department of Education funds are important to support high quality educational programs at HBCUs," said Senator Burr. "These funds will help North Carolina A & T further improve its Rehabilitation Counseling program."

The grant awarded to the Rehabilitation Counseling program at North Carolina A & T State University is in direct response to Secretary Margaret Spellings' Absolute Priority Program to increase the number of new rehabilitation counseling graduates to work in the State-Federal Vocational Rehabilitation Program.

U.S. Secretary of Education, Margaret Spellings will travel with Senator Burr to Greensboro, North Carolina on Friday, February 17, 2006, to visit North Carolina A & T State University.

For more information go to https://www.burr.senate.gov


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