Rose Backed Richland CC Idea Signed into Law – Effort to Help Get People Back to Work

SPRINGFIELD, IL – A new law spearheaded by State Senator Chapin Rose (R-Mahomet) to create a two-year pilot program to help transition laid-off workers back to work has been signed into law today by the Governor.

“I want to extend a debt of gratitude to our local community college Presidents for bringing this idea to me during a meeting Richland Community College in Decatur. The new law will get people back to work,” Rose said.

Senate Bill 3306 creates a two-year pilot program administered by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) to set aside some MAP funds solely for displaced workers. It is expected that the set-aside funds will actually increase the number of students receiving MAP Grant funds by about 700 – 1,000 students without any additional taxpayer funds being spent.

The two-year program will begin with the 2015 and 2016 academic years. During the recent spring session, Richland, Parkland, Danville Area and Lakeland Community Colleges all participated in the lawmaking process.

Chapin Rose

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