FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 6, 2009
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES OVER $800,000 COMING TO RESEARCH FOUNDATION AT SUNY BUFFALO
Funding Will Be Used for Improved Rehabilitation Services and Continuing Education
U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that the Research Foundation at SUNY Buffalo will receive $801,999 from the United States Department of Education through the Technical Assistance and Continuing Education (TACE) Program. Funding will enable the University to improve rehabilitation services and provide continuing education to employees and constituents in the area. In November, Senator Schumer wrote a letter in support of the application submitted by the University at Buffalo for funding under the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services.
“This is great news for UB,” said Schumer. “The University at Buffalo has demonstrated a commitment to addressing the rehabilitation needs of severely disabled individuals, and I applaud the University at Buffalo and its partners for their efforts. I am glad that I was able to help bring this funding to the University so that it can continue to provide its first-rate services to Western New York.”
TACE funding will enable the University at Buffalo’s Center for Rehabilitation Synergy to develop the Region II Technical Assistance and Continuing Education Center, providing customized technical assistance and continuing education services to the constituents of New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Located in western New York State, the University at Buffalo is one of the flagship institutions in the State University of New York system. In addition to providing a top notch setting for learning and research, the University at Buffalo has combined its own talented staff with expert consultants to provide valuable technical assistance and continuing education services for organizations serving severely disabled individuals for over thirty years.
Funding will enable the University at Buffalo’s Center for Rehabilitation Synergy to continue and strengthen its collaborative efforts to provide customized technical assistance and continuing education services to Region II through the development of the Region II TACE Center. The University at Buffalo has designed a first year work plan for the proposed center in cooperation with each constituent state, in order to address the needs and goals specific to each state.