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Sac State awarded grant for disabilities services

08-20-2010


A new grant will help Sacramento State continue its support of Students with Disabilities.

Sacramento State's Student Support Services Program for Students with Disabilities has been awarded a $275,940 grant to help at-risk students with disabilities who have significant needs due to academic support needs and an impacted learning process.

The grant is awarded through the Department of Education and was announced by Congresswoman Doris Matsui.

"I am excited that Sacramento State will receive this award and be able to further their efforts in supporting at-risk students," says Matsui. "It is imperative that we empower our educational institutions with the financial resources they need to support their students, specifically those who are at risk of falling through the cracks."

The announcement was welcomed by University President Alexander Gonzalez. "Sacramento State is proud of our Student Support Services for Students with Disabilities. This program helps our students with disabilities succeed and furthers the University's strategic goals of diversity and access to a quality education. Congresswoman Matsui's efforts to secure this grant, and her continued support for all Sacramento State students, are greatly appreciated."

The funds will help provide more student support, such as instructors, counselors and tutors, and coordination of support service providers, says project director of Student Support Services Melissa Repa.

"This Federal grant recognizes the work and support Sacramento State gives to students with disabilities and will enable us to continue to improve upon services to those who are in need, helping them reach their goal of graduation," says Repa. "We're excited and grateful that we'll be able to continue the program."

For more information on the program, visit www.csus.edu/sswd/services/trio.html. For media assistance, call Sacramento State's Public Affairs Office at (916) 278-6156.