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HDI Invites Applications for Comprehensive Transition and Postsecondary Programs

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 5, 2021) — University of Kentucky’s Human Development Institute (HDI) is inviting applications from Kentucky institutions of higher education for a 12-month planning grant to support them in developing a plan to establish and sustain a comprehensive transition and postsecondary program for students with intellectual disabilities.

To support the establishment of new comprehensive transition and postsecondary programs in Kentucky, HDI intends to fund five applications with a one-time award of $20,000.

HDI plans to fund up to three applications from colleges within the Kentucky Community and Technical College System and up to two applications from other Kentucky institutions of higher education. If fewer than the established number of applications in one of these categories are chosen for funding, HDI may fund additional applications in the other category.

Learn more, register for an informational webinar and apply at the Kentucky Supported Higher Education Partnership website. The registration deadline is Sept. 3.

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