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MSU Gets Nearly $290K to Support Students With Disabilities

by Associated Press

MINOT, N.D. — Minot State University has received nearly $290,000 in federal funds to help young adults with intellectual disabilities living in rural communities transition into post-secondary education.

The grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Education. The funds are expected to improve the young adults’ employment opportunities and overall quality of life.

Amy Armstrong is the project director. She says the federal money will help boost the services and recruitment efforts of the Advancing Students Toward Education and Employment Program.

The school says the program will consist of inclusive college course work, career development, independent living and pre-employment skills training and campus inclusion efforts.

The North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities anticipates the grant will be funded for five years with a cumulative budget of approximately $1.5 million through 2020.

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