McKinney announces funding for the DeKalb County
April 28, 2000
DECATUR-Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney (D-GA) is pleased to announce
that the DeKalb County School System has been awarded $256,016.00
for the Community Technology Centers Program. This grant was awarded
through the United States Department of Education. Gresham Park
Elementary, Rainbow Elementary and Hooper Alexander are some of
the schools where the technology centers program are currently located.
The purpose of the program is to fund Community Technology Center
start-up and expansion programs in distressed urban and rural communities.
This project will expand after school programs that provide technology
access for economically disadvantaged communities. "These centers
provide computer access and educational information technology for
people who do not own a computer and may not have access to one
at work or school," stated McKinney.