Sens. Wicker and Cochran Announce $156,450 Grant for Dyslexia School in Petal

July 11, 2008

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Roger Wicker and Thad Cochran today announced that the Dynamic Dyslexia 3-D School in Petal has been awarded a grant totaling $156,450 through the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development program.  The funds will be used to help modify the building the school will be housed in.  Additionally, the funding will help purchase furnishings, technical equipment, and educational materials for the school.   

“Treating children with Dyslexia at an early age is important to ensuring their continued academic success,” Sen. Wicker said.  “This funding will help the Dynamic Dyslexia 3-D School provide a valuable educational service to children with Dyslexia in the Hattiesburg area.” 

The school plans to admit 24 students in the first year and then build up to 48 students in the future. 

The USDA Rural Development Program aims to increase economic opportunity and improve the quality of life in rural America.  This is done by providing financial and technical assistance to foster growth and new opportunities for business development, home ownership, and critical community and technology infrastructure.