Wednesday, March 3, 2010

More than a Million in Grant Money

A deaf center in Shreveport, Louisiana is getting more than a million dollars in grants. The Betty and Leonard Phillips Deaf Action Center plans to use the money to install 81 videoconferencing stations across the state and improve its existing stations in the state as well as Texas, Alabama, and California. The stations provide low-cost interpretation services for the deaf. Funds for the project come from the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and will be paid by the Department of Commerce Broadband Technology Opportunity Program.