Government & Politics

Millions in grants going to help people with disabilities

The U.S. Department of Educatiton Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services is handing out more than $12.6 million in grants to help people with disabilities.

These grants would support multiple projects that focus on improving” the outcomes of individuals with disabilities—from cradle through career,” according to a statement the education department released on Friday.

“We want all individuals with disabilities to have opportunities and succeed,” U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, said in the statement.

“These are part of our commitment to ensuring all students – no matter their zip code, family income or disability – have a chance to be successful in college, careers and life.”

In part the money is aimed at providing opportunity for individuals with disabilities to have some economic self-sufficiency by assisting programs that set career paths, provide training for rehabilitation personnel, and aid foster children and juvenile offenders transition in to adulthood.