IVCC program for students with disabilities will continue

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OGLESBY – Project Success, Illinois Valley Community College’s program for first generation, low-income and students with disabilities, has been awarded federal funding for another five years.  IVCC President Jerry Corcoran informed the board Thursday the program that serves approximately 165 students annually has locked in U.S. Department of Education funding through 2025.  The program was granted funding based on its proposal for the 2020-25 grant writing competition for TRIO Student Support Services.

“Our grant award notification indicated we will receive $334,000 per year for the next five years,” Project Success Director Chris Herman said.

The college’s four-member staff provides academic and personal counseling, career planning and financial literacy instruction.