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University of Scranton to receive $16.6M in federal funding for new facility

The Scranton Times-Tribune

The University of Scranton will receive $16.6 million in federal funding for a new facility for workforce development, applied research and outreach in health, behavioral science and cybersecurity.

University officials began planning for the facility more than a year ago, acquiring and razing buildings on the 300 block of Madison Avenue, directly across the street from Brennan Hall.

U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-8, Moosic, announced Thursday that the National Institute of Standards and Technology authorized the release of $16.6 million in Community Project Funding dollars for the project.

Cartwright began seeking funds for the project last year. Application documents submitted in 2022 state the center would strengthen and expand a partnership with the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce; leverage existing, longstanding relationships with regional nonprofits, businesses, K-12 schools, government and health care providers; and support the establishment of new and innovative academic programs, including in engineering, health sciences and cybersecurity.

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