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Nevada Announces Extension of Education Grant
Nevada Announces Extension of Education Grant

 

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) -- State education officials say Nevada is being awarded a $21 million federal grant over seven years to continue an education program designed to help low-income and disadvantaged students prepare for college.

The Gaining Early Awareness and Education for Undergraduate Programs, also known as GEAR UP, helps provide services at high-poverty middle and high schools to make students better prepared for college.

Nevada officials say 4,000 Nevada students have benefited from $30 million in federal GEAR UP grants received over the past 11 years.

They say the renewal of the grant will help another 5,000 students over the next seven years.