Harkin Announces over $121 Million in Funding for Special Education in Iowa PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 05 July 2011 14:34

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) announced today that $121,013,583 from the U.S. Department of Education will be available in funding to the state of Iowa for special education in the 2011-2012 school year. The financial support helps meet the cost of special education and related services for children in Iowa and across the United States with learning and physical disabilities. The funding was made available by the Fiscal Year 2011 Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act and will help support over six million students across the United States.

“I am pleased to announce this funding for students with disabilities across Iowa,” said Harkin. “It is imperative that we fund efforts that allow students to meet their full potential. This allocation will help ensure students will have access to the instruction and support they need to be successful.”

Harkin chairs the Senate Appropriations subcommittee that funds education and the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.

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