Rep. Deutch Announces $176 Million for Local Colleges, Universities, and Students
Biden-Harris Administration releases American Rescue Plan funding for local institutions; At least half of the funding will be distributed to students as emergency financial aid
Today, U.S. Representative Ted Deutch (FL-22) announced more than $176.8 million in emergency funding for colleges, universities, and students in Florida's 22nd Congressional District under the American Rescue Plan.
The colleges and universities in Florida's 22nd District receiving funding under the American Rescue Plan are:
Florida Atlantic University: $ 69,493,600
Broward College: $ 102,138,704
Lynn University: $ 5,241,671
"This is a historic investment into our local colleges and universities so they can safely keep their doors open and continue preparing our students for success," said Rep. Deutch. "The American Rescue Plan also provides urgent relief to students who are struggling so they can stay on track to complete their education. I am proud of what we delivered to support local institutions of higher education and build back a better economy for all."
The funding will help local institutions cope with the severe financial fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic and continue serving their students safely. At least half of the funding each institution receives will be distributed in the form of emergency cash assistance grants to students who are facing hunger, homelessness, and other hardship.
The American Rescue Plan provides $36 billion for nearly 3,500 public and private, nonprofit colleges and universities nationwide.
Students should contact their institutions for more information about how they can apply for an emergency grant.
The American Rescue Plan also includes nearly $3 billion in additional funding – which will be distributed at a later date – for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs), other Minority-Serving Institutions, and other under-resourced institutions.
To read more about emergency education funding under the American Rescue Plan, click here.