WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, released the following statement applauding news that the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) and colleges and universities across Nevada have received grant funding from the U.S. Department of Education, the National Science Foundation, and the U.S. Department of Commerce totaling $4,239,954. These grants will be used to fund NSHE’s COVID-19 response, student support services, the TRIO program, and scientific research.

“Education plays a critical role in our state. We are the proud home to a diverse group of institutions of higher education that are working to support Nevada students in their educational pursuits,” said Senator Rosen. “I’m glad to see this grant funding, awarded to NSHE and Nevada’s colleges and universities, will be used to benefit students as they continue their education during this difficult time. I will continue working to ensure that Nevada education receives its fair share of federal funding.”

BACKGROUND: The breakdown of grant funding from the U.S. Department of Commerce can be found below:

  • Nevada System of Higher Education - $300,000. COVID-19 Recovery and Resiliency Project: Supports redevelopment and revitalization in the region to diversify and strengthen the regional economy.

The breakdown of grant funding from the U.S. Department of Education can be found below:

Student Support Services for Federal TRIO Program Grants:

  • University of Nevada Las Vegas - $484,462.00
  • University of Nevada, Reno - $410,053.00
  • University of Nevada Las Vegas - $394,772.00
  • Truckee Meadows Community College - $261,888.00
  • College of Southern Nevada - $294,725.00
  • Nevada State College - $261,888.00
  • University of Nevada, Reno - $261,888.00

Training Support for Federal TRIO Program Grant:

  • University of Nevada Las Vegas - $373,799.00

The breakdown of grant funding from the National Science Foundation can be found below:

  • University of Nevada, Reno - $944,307.00. This project, entitled "MRI: Acquisition of an electron probe microanalyzer for research and education in the mountain-west region," is under the direction of Stacia Gordon.
  • University of Nevada Las Vegas - $252,172.00. This project, entitled "Robust and Efficient Numerical Methods for Electromagnetic Wave Propagation in Complex Media," is under the direction of Jichun Li.

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