Corman Secures Grant for Juniata Association for the Blind

Will Present Grant on Monday, May 19th

(HARRISBURG) – Sen. Jake Corman (R-34) today announced that he has secured a state grant for the Juniata Association for the Blind and presented the grant on Monday, May 19, 2008.

Corman secured a $13,560 state grant for the Juniata Association for the Blind, which will be used for equipment purchases and renovations at the facility.

“In January of last year I toured the Juniata Association for the Blind facility in Lewistown, heard of the needs of the organization, and saw first-hand what a tremendous organizations it is,” Corman said. “I am very happy to lend my assistance in finding grant funding for this community-based and community-focused organization.”

Corman said the equipment purchases and renovations to the facility are necessary to increase the organization’s ability to employ persons with disabilities and provide a safe and comfortable working environment.

Juniata Association for the Blind employs 20 persons with disabilities performing sewing, janitorial, photo licensing and case work services and sells products made by disabled persons to state, federal and non-government customers.

Senator Jake Corman, the Senate’s Majority Policy Chairman, represents the 34th Senatorial District, which includes Centre, Mifflin, Juniata, Perry and Union Counties.

CONTACT:
Don Houser
Phone: 717 787-1377
Email: dhouser@pasen.gov