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ABAC renews $2.3 million grant

ABAC receives $2.3 million (Source: WALB) ABAC receives $2.3 million (Source: WALB)
ABAC receives $2.3 million (Source: WALB) ABAC receives $2.3 million (Source: WALB)
"A lot of the participants we have are in their 20's and 30's. They have families. So this program is to help them have better opportunities," says Blount. (Source: WALB) "A lot of the participants we have are in their 20's and 30's. They have families. So this program is to help them have better opportunities," says Blount. (Source: WALB)
TIFTON, GA (WALB) -

The High School Equivalency Program at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College received a 2.3 million dollar grant renewal over the next 5 years. 

This funding will be used to assist students obtaining a high school diploma or GED. 

ABAC got the funding by gathering enough letters of support. 

The program is in year 15  and has 75 students. 

The interim director of the program, Scott Blount says the students enrolled are much older than average high school students.  

"A lot of the participants we have are in their 20's and 30's. They have families. So this program is to help them have better opportunities," says Blount.

The average cost for a GED test is 160 dollars.

Hundreds of people apply for the program each year. 

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