Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme

VC Star – Rio School District gets $6.4 million in federal grants

Posted in After School Sites by BGCOP Staff on January 29, 2010

Rio School District officials announced this week that they have received more than $6.4 million worth of grants to help homeless students and local families and support outreach programs.

Grant funds are expected to help boost literacy, increase access to technology and boost outreach efforts to the Mixteco population in the district, officials said.

Federal grants were awarded to both the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme, which runs after-school programs on Rio campuses, and the district. The money will help increase access to the Mixteco population and parental involvement in after-school activities.

Other grants will provide funding for technology resources at schools and help homeless students gain access to school meals, enrichment activities and tutoring.