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UW officials to ask for $19M in additional funding

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LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - University of Wyoming officials have agreed to ask state lawmakers for at least $19.35 million in additional funding for the 2019-2020 fiscal biennium.

The Laramie Boomerang reports earlier this year, the Wyoming Legislature approved $350.5 million in block grant funding for the university to spend during 2019-2020 biennium.

The university's Board of Trustees agreed Wednesday to ask for $10 million in one-time state funding to create a President's Endowed Scholarship endowment as part of efforts to get Wyoming students to continue their education in the state.

Officials will also ask for more funding for its College of Agriculture, Science Initiative, student athletes and Natural Diversity Database.

They are also seeking a one-time appropriation of $1 million to "solve water issues" on campus.

Information from: Laramie Boomerang, http://www.laramieboomerang.com

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