WASHINGTON, D.C. – New federal resources are available for the Trimble Local School District. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that Ohio University will receive a $468,146 planning grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Promise Neighborhoods Program. The resources will fund efforts to improve educational outcomes for college-bound students in Glouster.

“Students in Appalachian districts deserve access to a quality education,” Brown said.  “These new resources will help to equip Trimble Local Schools students with the skills needed to excel in kindergarten through twelfth grade, college and beyond.”

According to the project description, Ohio University will bring together faculty and staff from four colleges and academic units to support graduate assistants in the disciplines of social work, teacher education, public administration, and community health to apply the skills they learn in the classroom to the community of Trimble.

Trimble Township is located in a federally recognized economically distressed community in North Central Appalachia.

The Promise Neighborhoods program works to provide children with effective schools and strong systems of support that will prepare them for college and career, according to the Department of Education.