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Congressman Joaquin Castro

Representing the 20th District of Texas

Castro Announces $1.5M for the University of Texas at San Antonio, Northwest Vista College

Oct 1, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and First Vice Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, today welcomed the $1.5 million in federal funding from the United States Department of Education for the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) and Northwest Vista College (NVC) through the Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program:  

“It’s imperative that our colleges, universities, and educational institutions train the next generation of Americans to excel and better our nation as a whole. I’m glad to see the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) and Northwest Vista College (NVC) receive this federal funding through the Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program (DHSI) that will help expand educational opportunities for Hispanic students, enhance their course offerings, and boost quality of education and overall institutional stability. UTSA and NVC are doing our economy a great service by increasing the talent pool of traditionally underrepresented folks, and this grant will help them continue their important work for our city, state and nation.”

Background: The University of Texas at San Antonio will receive $748,878 and Northwest Vista College will receive $749,270 for use from October 1, 2018-September 30, 2019 with additional funding anticipated over a five-year award period. The Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program provides grants to assist Hispanic-serving institutions that expand educational opportunities for Hispanic students. These grants will also allow UTSA and NVC to expand and enhance academic offerings, program quality and institutional stability. Funds may be used for activities such as: scientific or laboratory equipment for teaching; construction or renovation of instructional facilities; faculty development; purchase of educational materials; academic tutoring or counseling programs; funds and administrative management; joint use of facilities; endowment funds; distance learning academic instruction; teacher education; and student support services.

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