Governor Cuomo Announces $22.4 Million Education Grant Awarded to New York State

Federal Funding to Help Over 6,000 Underserved Middle-Schoolers Navigate a Path to College

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced New York State has been awarded a $22.4 million Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) grant by the U.S. Department of Education, to help low-income and at-risk students receive college readiness preparation and support beginning in seventh grade and continuing through high school. The State was additionally awarded a seventh year of funding to further support students in the program through their first year of college.


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