Western Nevada College in Carson City.
U.S. Rep. Susie Lee, D-Nev., announced more than $200 million in emergency funding for colleges, universities, and students in Nevada under the American Rescue Plan in a news release.
Western Nevada College will receive $4,882,907.
The funding will help local institutions cope with the severe financial fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic and continue serving their students safely, according to the release. At least half of the funding each institution receives will be distributed in the form of emergency cash assistance grants to students who are facing hunger, homelessness, and other hardship.
The American Rescue Plan provides $36 billion for nearly 3,500 public and private, nonprofit colleges and universities nationwide.
“To recover from this pandemic, we must invest in our students,” Lee said in the release. “The success of our local colleges and universities is critical to the success of our students and to the strength of this community. The American Rescue Plan will provide struggling students with urgent relief that will keep them in school, and help them to stay on track and complete their education. I am proud that we were able to deliver this critical support for our institutions of higher education, and I know that this funding will go a long way in helping our community rebuild stronger than ever.”
Other colleges and universities in Nevada receiving funding:
University of Nevada, Las Vegas: $68,098,713
University of Nevada, Reno: $39,720,523
Great Basin College: $2,098,305
Sierra Nevada College: $1,516,778
College of Southern Nevada: $59,400,717
Truckee Meadows Community College: $13,446,075
Roseman University of Health Sciences: $ 2,318,356
Nevada State College: $9,557,903
Wongu University of Oriental Medicine: $40,739
Students should contact their institutions for more information about how they can apply for an emergency grant.
The American Rescue Plan also includes nearly $3 billion in additional funding – which will be distributed at a later date – for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs), other Minority-Serving Institutions, and other under-resourced institutions.