The U.S. Department of Education has awarded $266,175 each in grants to Prince Institute in Illinois, Huntington Junior College in West Virginia, Cuyahoga Community College in Ohio, and the Community College of Allegheny in Pennsylvania. The funding is part of the Training for Realtime Writers grants under the Higher Education Act passed by Congress in 2009.
The grant program was, in part, approved due to a legislative campaign NCRA launched and supported throughout multiple legislative cycles. Since the Act took effect, NCRA has helped court reporting schools secure more than $16 million in Training for Realtime Writers grants.
The schools will use the grants to make improvements to their programs, recruitment of new students, secure scholarship opportunities, and equipment upgrades.
“The Training for Realtime Writers grants are vital to ensuring training and job placement for realtime writers who provide court reporting, closed captioning, and services to the deaf and hard of hearing public,” said Glyn Poage, RDR, CRR, a member of NCRA’s board of directors.
- Prince Institute – Great Lakes, IL
- Cuyahoga Community College, OH
- Huntington Junior College, WV
- Community College of Allegheny County, PA