Wyoming puts $7.5M in COVID-19 funds toward college grants

Wyoming News August 6, 2020

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Wyoming puts $7.5M in COVID-19 funds toward college grants

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming is putting $7.5 million toward college grants for people who are out of work or underemployed because of the coronavirus.

The money comes from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act. Adults ages 25-64 who are unemployed or underemployed because of the pandemic may qualify.

Gov. Mark Gordon says the grants will help workers get new skills and boost their careers. State officials plan to announce a start date for applying for the grant money soon.

Gordon to date has allocated $710 million of $1.25 billion in CARES Act funding allocated to Wyoming.

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