Education

Rep. Cuellar Announces More Than $73 Million in Funding for Laredo College Students and Faculty

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Laredo, TX – U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $73,134,236 in federal funding for Laredo Community College. The funds include emergency aid for students, COVID-19 PPE and mitigation measures, upgrades to technology, lab equipment, audiovisual equipment, and additional instructors. Furthermore, they include support for academic tutoring, federal work-study programs, STEM education, v...

Congressman Cuellar Announces $436 Million for Local Colleges, Universities, and Students

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WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $436,637,708 in emergency funding for colleges, universities, and students in and around Texas’s 28th Congressional District under the American Rescue Plan. The funding will help local institutions cope with the severe financial fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic and continue serving their students safely. At least half of the funding...

Rep. Cuellar’s Statement on the Retirement of South Texas College President, Dr. Shirley Reed

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Rio Grande City, TX—Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) released the following video and statement regarding the retirement of South Texas College President, Dr. Shirley Reed. Dr. Reed has been the president since the college’s founding in 1993. “I first met Dr. Shirley Reed in the middle of a dusty field in Rio Grande City for the groundbreaking of South Texas College’s Starr County campus. Even th...

Rep. Cuellar Helps Deliver $398,096 to University of Texas San Antonio

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San Antonio, TX—Congressman Henry Cuellar helped deliver two grants, totaling $398,096, to University of Texas San Antonio. Congressman Cuellar announced $84,000 in federal funds through USDA’s Rural Business Development Grant program for workforce development, business development and job creation in the region. In addition, Congressman Cuellar announced $314,096 in federal funding through the U....

Rep. Cuellar Delivers $1,899,545 in Federal Funds to the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

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Mission, TX – Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $1,899,545 in federal funds to the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. These funds, awarded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service’s Conservation Innovation Grants On-Farm Trials program, will be used to implement on-the-ground approaches to improve soil health for farming across the regi...

Rep. Cuellar Delivers $435,020 in Federal Funds to TAMIU’s Research on Gang Violence

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Laredo, TX—Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $435,020 in federal funds to Texas A&M International University (TAMIU). This funding, awarded through the National Institute of Justice’s Investigator-Initiated Research and Evaluation on Firearm Violence grant program, will be used to map the networks of gang violence in New Jersey and investigate the role of firearm violence within conflict...

Rep. Cuellar Announces Over $11.6 Million in Federal Funds to Webb County Commissioners for Head Start Services

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Laredo, TX – Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $11,657,830 in federal funds to Webb County Commissioners for Head Start and Early Head Start Services in the region. Specifically, this year, the Webb County Commissioners was awarded $10,524,168 in federal funding through its yearly funding and $1,133,662 in supplemental federal funds through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Securi...

Rep. Cuellar Announces $3 million in Federal Funds at TAMIU and Laredo College

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Laredo, TX—Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $1.47 million in federal funds to Texas A&M International University and $1.54 million to Laredo College. These funds, awarded through the Department of Education’s TRIO program, will be used to assist low income and first-generation college students stay on track to graduate. As the pandemic continues, these grants come at a needed time. As a...

Rep. Cuellar Announces $261,888 in Federal Funds to Support Low Income Students at the University of Texas at San Antonio

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San Antonio, TX—Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announces $261,888 in federal funds to the University of Texas at San Antonio. These funds, awarded through the Department of Education’s TRIO program, will be used to assist low income and first-generation college students to remain on track to graduate. As the pandemic continues, these grants come at a needed time. As a senior Member of the Appro...

Rep. Cuellar Announces $348,002 in Federal Funds to Support Low Income Students at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

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Edinburg, TX—Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announces $348,002 in federal funds to the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. These funds, awarded through the U.S. Department of Education’s TRIO program, will be used to assist low income and first-generation college students to remain on track to graduate. As the pandemic continues, these grants come at a needed time. As a senior Member of the ...