The University of Wyoming and Laramie Main Street Alliance have teamed up and created the "Cowboy Cash" program.

This program will provide $50 in gift certificates to each student who lives on UW’s campus and has purchased a university meal plan. These gift certificates can be used through Dec. 31 at Laramie’s small, locally-owned businesses that are compliant with Albany County’s COVID-19 health and safety guidelines.

Laramie businesses have struggled during the pandemic, and UW has pledged $80,000 in federal CARES Act money to fund this program to aid the community.

Businesses that accept “Cowboy Cash” will be reimbursed for the full value of the gift certificate.

Enter your number to get our free mobile app