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Congresswoman Grace Meng

Representing the 6th District of New York

Queens College Gets Federal Grant for Disability Services Project

Aug 12, 2015
In The News

U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing) announced a $1.1 million, five-year federal grant for Queens College to continue a disability services initiative that seeks to help low-income students with disabilities.

The funds, allocated by the U.S. Department of Education’s Student Services Program, will be used for the school to maintain its Disability Student Support Services project. The school will receive $220,000 every year for the next five years.

Under the program, 100 low-income students with disabilities are given support services to help them with their studies and ensure their graduation.

“Queens College does an outstanding job preparing students for their futures,” Meng said. “I am happy to deliver the great news about these important funds, and I’m pleased that that money will allow this critical program to continue. I look forward to many more Queens College students benefiting from the Disability Student Support Services project.”