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Senator Murray Announces Almost $1.5 Million in Recovery Funding for Washington State Schools

Apr 15 2009

Funding will be used to repair and modernize schools, as well as to alleviate overcrowding

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) announced that $1,477,424 has been awarded in U.S. Department of Education Impact Aid Construction Formula Grants  to school districts across Washington state. These funds, included in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, will be used to repair and modernize schools, as well as alleviate overcrowding in classrooms.

“With school districts across Washington state in real need, these grants will help us keep our commitment to students by investing in school repairs and modernization,” said Senator Patty Murray. “In these tough economic times, it is critically important that we continue to invest in education.”

As a senior member of the Senate committees that fund and oversee education, Murray worked to ensure that investments in Washington’s schools were a key component of the Recovery Act.  Senator Murray voted to pass the Recovery Act on February 13th. The bill was signed into law by President Obama on February 17th.

Impact Aid grants are provided for schools on tribal lands, military bases, and low-rent housing properties.

Breakdown of funding:

Cape Flattery School District #401-  $89,737

Central Kitsap School District #401 -  $793,408

Inchelium School District #70 -  $38,461

Keller School District #3  -  $21,082

La Conner School District #311  -   $109,682

Mt. Adams School District #209  -   $150,135

Nespelem School District #14  -   $73,502

Queets-Clearwater School  -   $12,821

Taholah School District #77  -    $56,409

Wellpinit School District #49  -   $132,187

Total WA state:  $1,477,424