Dec 13 2004

Graham Announces Nearly $1.2 Million for Youth Training/Education Programs in South Carolina

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced youth programs in Allendale County, Lancaster County, and North Charleston will receive nearly $1.2 million in federal grants to help young adults complete high school and receive on-the-job training in construction. The Youthbuild program assists students age 16 to 24. Students in the program complete their high school education and build or renovate single-family homes and multi-family apartments. The units are then sold to low-income individuals and families. Allendale County Allendale County ALIVE, Inc. will receive $400,000. Lancaster County Lancaster County School District will receive $396,399. North Charleston GATE (Garrett Academic Apprenticeship, Training) will receive $400,000. The grants were awarded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. ####