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CMC to receive federal grant for disadvantaged students

DENNIS WEBBgarfield county correspondent

GLENWOOD SPRINGS – Colorado Mountain College will receive more than a quarter-million dollars to continue a program that helps disadvantaged students succeed academically.U.S. Rep. John Salazar, D-Manassa, has announced that CMC will receive $267,478 for its Student Support Services Program, which its three residential campuses – at Spring Valley above Glenwood Springs, Leadville and Steamboat Springs – offer.Altogether, colleges in the 3rd Congressional District will receive more than $1.3 million in federal grant money to support what are called TRIO programs, three programs aimed at helping the disadvantaged receive college educations.The funding comes even as Congress is considering a budget proposal that cuts education funding by more than $520 million, eliminating 48 programs entirely, Salazar’s office said in a news release. TRIO programs help more than 5,000 students in the 3rd Congressional District. Salazar announced that funding also will go to Adams State College in Alamosa, Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado State University’s Pueblo campus, and Pueblo Community College.Statewide, $4.3 million will be allocated for the programs.

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