Over $63 million in grant funding has been approved for the Muroc Joint Unified School District by the Department of Defense.
The grant will used for modernization and new construction of Branch-Forbes Elementary School, which is located at Edwards Air Force Base.
Bakersfield Congressman Kevin McCarthy released the following statement about the grant:
“The announcement of these grants are a positive step in keeping our commitment to families making incredible sacrifice on behalf of a grateful nation. This is an exciting development for the families of the men and women who are devoting their lives to the service of our country. It is our duty as a nation to ensure that the children of our servicemen and women are provided with the best opportunities to learn and grow within the base environment. I am committed to working with the Department of Defense to provide our school districts on bases with the resources needed to educate the bright minds of our current and future generations.”