At the end of last week, U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, D-Fla., announced that the U.S. Education Department is sending $556,613 to Palm Beach State College (PBSC).
The funds come through Student Support Services Program (SSS) grants, part of the federal TRIO program, and will be used to “help low-income, first-generation, or disabled college students to increase students’ retention and graduation rates, facilitate their transfer from two-year to four-year colleges, and foster an institutional climate supportive of the success of low-income and first-generation college students.”
Frankel weighed in on the funds on Friday.
“All students in South Florida deserve access to high-quality education regardless of background,” said Frankel. “These grants will help students overcome hurdles so they have every opportunity to succeed.”
Frankel sits on the U.S. House Appropriations Committee and its Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee.
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