Gardner Welcomes More Than $1.2 Million From NSF to Combat COVID-19

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, welcomed the announcement that five entities in Colorado will receive a combined total of $1,256,919 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to bolster the national response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Through the CARES Act, the National Science Foundation has provided critical funding to expand COVID-19 research in Colorado,” said Senator Gardner. “I’m excited to see this additional funding awarded to five entities in Colorado to further advance our research efforts, which will help us to better understand this virus. I will continue to work with my colleagues to support our nation’s scientific research and development enterprise as we get through this pandemic together.”

This funding is provided by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and comes in addition to the more than $400,000 awarded to Colorado Universities in May.

You can learn more about NSF’s projects in Colorado here.

Recently Gardner and members of the Colorado congressional delegation called for additional financial support for higher education institutions and students during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can read more about Senator Gardner’s actions to protect Coloradans from COVID-19 here.

The following entities in Colorado will receive funding:

  • University of Colorado, Boulder - $377,760
  • Colorado State University - $299,998
  • Aerosol Devices - $256,000
  • University Corporation for Atmospheric Research - $199,923
  • University of Colorado, Colorado Springs - $123,238


Cory Gardner is a member of the U.S. Senate serving Colorado. He sits on the Energy & Natural Resources Committee, the Foreign Relations Committee, the Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee, and is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy.