Washington, D.C. – (July 9, 2008) Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today announced that Dallas’s Cedar Valley College, located in the 30th Congressional District of Texas, will receive a grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Strengthening Institutions Program. The college will receive $400,056.00 for FY 2009, and an equal amount in the four following fiscal years, for a total of five years.

ebj.jpg “Cedar Valley College is a community college that truly serves its community,” Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson said. “The faculty and administration work hard to meet the needs of the students, and the students work hard to balance their schoolwork with the other responsibilities in their lives. I am proud that Cedar Valley College is in my District, and I congratulate it on receiving this grant.”

Cedar Valley College is a Minority Serving Institution with an enrollment of almost 5,000 students. It will use the grant money to improve both retention of students and student success, with a focus on enhancing instruction and academic services.

Grants made by the U.S. Department of Education’s Strengthening Institutions Program are designed to enable institutions of higher education to improve academic quality, institutional management and fiscal stability, as well as increase their self-sufficiency.

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