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Area colleges, universities to receive grants to support low-income students

(WEEK) -- The U.S. Department of Education is awarding some colleges and universities in the 18th Congressional District $1,859,344 to support low-income students through the Student Support Services Program.

According to a release from Congressman Darin LaHood, Illinois State University is set to receive $309,457, Illinois Central College is set to receive $376,031 and Heartland Community College is set to receive $275,104.

“Education is critical to the success of our communities across central and west-central Illinois,” said Rep. LaHood. “I am pleased to announce this funding for colleges in the 18th District that will provide important resources to disadvantaged low-income and first-generation college students working hard to get a quality education."

"I applaud the Trump Administration for directing these resources to our community.”

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