Updated: 01/21/2014 6:10 PM
Created: 01/21/2014 4:09 AM WHEC.com
Providing state of the art equipment and saving jobs. It's all thanks to additional funding coming to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf as part of the federal spending bill.
Senator Chuck Schumer was in Rochester Tuesday afternoon to announce the money. This brings the total funding for NTID from $62 million to over $66 million.
Schumer says the money is critical for NTID, which now employs about 1,000 people in our area. It'll help pay for new technology and it will also help save students money.
Senator Chuck Schumer said, "Most importantly, for the students, the increase in funding will allow NTID to keep tuition affordable this year. Tuition increases are the most likely offset to a decline in funding so the fact that we're getting more money keeps tuition down."
Senator Schumer says 22 jobs at NTID were cut because of sequestration last year. The money will help to ensure this doesn't happen again.