Rep. Lee Announces $1.1 Million for Southern Nevada Colleges to Expand Opportunities for Hispanic Students

September 1, 2020
Press Release

Las Vegas, Nev. – U.S. Rep. Susie Lee (Nev.-03) announced that the U.S. Department of Education has awarded grants to the College of Southern Nevada (CSN) and Nevada State College (NSC) under the federal Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions (DHSI) Program

CSN received $600,000 in grant funding and NSC received $542,529 in grant funding.  

“These federal grants will help CSN and NSC expand their educational opportunities for Hispanic students,” said Rep Lee. “Southern Nevada’s colleges are some of the most diverse in the country, and it’s our duty to look out for the needs of every student, from any background and community. This grant will go a long way to continue developing our southern Nevada schools into some of the best Minority-Serving Institutions in the country. I’ll continue to work day and night to ensure our state has the support it needs from our federal government.” 

BACKGROUND: The DHSI Program provides grants to assist Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) to expand educational opportunities for, and improve the attainment of, Hispanic students. These grants also enable HSIs to expand and enhance their academic offerings, program quality, and institutional stability. 

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