Wyo. Getting $22M In Stimulus Higher Ed Funding

Published July 7, 2010

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming is getting $22 million in higher education funding from the federal stimulus package.

The money will pay for maintenance work at the University of Wyoming and the state's community colleges.

At UW, the work will include roof repairs, HVAC and electrical upgrades and classroom and laboratory renovations.

The $22 million is part of $60 million appropriated to the state government as part of the stimulus act. The federal government withheld the $22 million until the state improved the tracking of student performance and met other benchmarks mostly related to kindergarten through 12th grade schools.

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced that Wyoming had met the guidelines last month, freeing up the funding.

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Information from: Wyoming Tribune Eagle - Cheyenne, http://www.wyomingnews.com

Written by Associated Press

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