Rep. Lee Helps Secure Federal Grant to Improve Distance Learning for Rural Nevadans

October 9, 2020
Press Release

Las Vegas, Nev. – U.S. Rep. Susie Lee (Nev.-03) announced that Nevada received a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Grant, totaling $513,706, to upgrade and expand distance learning infrastructure and technology for rural Nevada students.  

“The only way we can make distance learning work is by investing in the resources and technology our schools and students need,” said Rep. Lee. “The sad reality is that many rural Nevada students don’t have adequate access to distance learning resources. This grant is one of many things that can help close the gap and help every student get the education they deserve during this pandemic. I’ll continue to work day and night to ensure our state has the support it needs from our federal government.” 

“This funding will provide vital upgrades to increase NSHE’s technology infrastructure and capacity at a time when it is critically needed in Nevada’s rural counties,” said Melody Rose, chancellor of the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE). “As NSHE’s institutions have transitioned to mostly online instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have worked diligently to meet the needs of students in rural areas by enhancing our education and training opportunities. I want to thank Congresswoman Lee and our federal delegation for their work securing this funding that will help NSHE students from Nevada’s rural counties succeed.” 

BACKGROUNDClick here to learn more about the USDA Rural Development Grant.