This Week
  • Check out a slideshow of a $4M exhibit coming to the Strong Museum.

  • In the region's telecom industry, being small can be a competitive advantage.

  • Younger workers are less likely to stick with one employer.

  • United Way leader Fran Weisberg works for change by bringing people together.

  • Rochester Precision Optics LLC employs 200 full-time and eight part-time staffers.

  • Dmitriy Ruzhanskiy has crafted his career in the restaurant industry.

NTID gets $4 million more in federal funding

Rochester Business Journal
January 21, 2014

The National Technical Institute for the Deaf received an additional $4 million in the just-passed federal funding bill, NTID and Rochester Institute of Technology officials announced Tuesday.

Officials joined Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., on the campus to announce the funding jump. In the Fiscal Year 2014 Appropriates Bill, NTID received $66.3 million, up from the $62 million last year because of the sequestration. Schumer noted the funding is critical to NTID and responsible for 1,000 direct and indirect jobs in the region.

“Rochester, and particularly the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, was a big winner in the new funding bill; it will stop the freezes and layoffs imposed by the sequester and give them the ability to keep more staff, purchase new equipment and keep tuition affordable,” Schumer said. 

 Last year NTID instituted a voluntary retirement program to deal with funding decreases, but this year's increase will stabilize employment, Schumer said. The additional funding will enable NTID to modernize and renovate existing space in its main building into the new home of the Information and Computing Studies Department.

 (c) 2014 Rochester Business Journal. To obtain permission to reprint this article, call 585-546-8303 or email service@rbj.net.

 


What You're Saying 

There are no comments yet. Be the first to add yours!

Post Your Own Comment

 
Username:
Password:

Not registered? Sign up now!
 

To Do   Text Size
Post CommentPost A Comment eMail Size1
View CommentsView All Comments PrintPrint Size2
ReprintsReprints Size3
  • E-mailed
  • Commented
  • Viewed
RBJ   Google