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The Round Rock Higher Education Center will receive $198,820 in federal funding as part of a $700,000 appropriation.
The appropriation is part of the fiscal year 2004 Appropriations Omnibus bill, which passed in the House of Representatives in December.
U.S. Rep. John Carter, R-Texas, and U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas, say they worked to obtain the $700,000 funding for the center, which will be released throughout the course of the year.
The new funding will complement state funding the center received last year, and it will be used for equipment and programming.
Texas State University and the Round Rock Higher Education Center are pairing as partners to bring more higher education opportunities to Central Texans, Carter says.
Currently, Texas State offers five bachelor of arts programs and 15 masters programs in Williamson County.
?I believe increasing the presence of higher education in the community will only make Williamson County more prosperous in the future,? Carter says.