"Gear Up" Grant

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Nevada is "Gearing Up" state education with a new $18 million grant.

The U.S. Department of Education just awarded the state the Gear Up Grant to help underprivileged students who need help financially to achieve their academic goals.

The state plans to use the money to help students succeed in post-secondary education...and to increase GEAR UP student access to financing.

Nevada will begin the new grant immediately with the 7th grade level in eight Nevada school districts: Clark, Elko, Esmeralda, Humboldt, Mineral, Nye, Pershing, and Washoe Counties.