Florida Gateway College recognized for innovative program

ORLANDO, Fla. (WCJB) -- Florida Gateway College is being recognized for one of its innovative programs.

At the annual Association of Florida Colleges meeting in Orlando Wednesday, FGC was one of four schools honored with the Association of Florida Colleges' "Best Practices" Award.

FGC was recognized for its "Second-Chance Pell Pilot Program," which helps inmates of federal and state prisons pursue a college education.

Pell grants are subsidies from the federal government for students with limited finances.