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UTTC awarded new round of Carl Perkins Funding
Amount is largest ever
9 November 2004

BISMARCK, ND - United Tribes Technical College will receive its largest one-year award ever under Carl Perkins Act funding for vocational education.

      The U. S. Department of Education awarded $4.1 million dollars to UTTC under the Tribally Controlled Postsecondary Vocational and Technical Institutions Program.

      The award is nearly $500 thousand higher than the previous year. The increase is tied to enrollment growth at the college and a slightly higher appropriation for non-competitive vocational grant funding by the federal government.

      UTTC enrollment has been on the increase since 2002. As of November 8, the cumulative, unduplicated student count for the current academic year (Summer and Fall Semesters) stands at 587.

      The award continues UTTC's 2004 Carl Perkins funding. It represents the eighth consecutive year the college has received the funding. Perkins funding is a major part of the college budget, supporting vocational student education programs.

      The award was announced in a letter from Paul Gieb, Education Program Specialist in the Office of Vocational and Adult Education of the U. S. Department of Education, Washington D. C. The grant period runs through July 31, 2005.


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