June 20, 2019

Neguse Secures $49 Million for the NASA Space Grant Program

Washington, D.C.— Today, Congressman Joe Neguse passed an amendment on the House floor to provide an additional $1 million for the NASA Space Grant Program, bringing the total to $49 million for Fiscal Year 2020. This is a total $5 million, or 11%, funding increase for the Program over FY 2019 levels. In April, Congressman Neguse led a bipartisan Colorado delegation letter to advocate for strong funding for the program. Colorado’s 2nd district is home to three Space Grant Consortium members, Colorado State University, University of Colorado-Boulder and Front Range Community College, all of which benefit from the NASA Space Grant College and Fellowship Program, which support almost 300 students, preparing them for successful STEM careers. Nationwide, the Space Grant consists of over 850 affiliates from universities, colleges, industry, museums, science centers and state and local agencies.

“This is a program that inspires, educates and develops America’s future technological workforce with hands-on projects, courses and research, ensuring that our next generation is excited and equipped to thrive in our Nations’ aeronautics and space programs,” said Congressman Joe Neguse. “This increased funding for the NASA Space Grant program will benefit students across our district and across the nation. From reaching Mars, to exploring the depths of the galaxy, if we want to ensure that our nation remains on a path of discovery and innovation, we must invest in our students and education.”

View Congressman Neguse’s remarks on the House floor in support of the amendment here.