By Mary Steurer
Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange 

Relief money to boost higher ed


December 2, 2021

CASPER — Gov. Mark Gordon will allocate $27 million in federal relief money toward building up Wyoming’s higher education opportunities, his office announced Tuesday. The money draws on funds awarded to Wyoming through the American Rescue Plan (ARP), a COVID-19 stimulus package. 

Some of that $27 million will be used to sponsor the first year of the Wyoming Innovation Partnership (WIP), the office said in a statement. The initiative, unveiled in January, is a collaboration between the University of Wyoming and the state’s community colleges. 

Previously called the Wyoming Innovation...

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