At the end of last week, U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, D-Fla., said that more than $41 million in federal stimulus funds will go to two schools in her district.
As part of the $2.2 trillion stimulus package that the White House and Congress agreed on at the end of last month, Palm Beach State College will receive $18,933,435 and Florida Atlantic University (FAU) will receive $22,429,874 in federal funds.
“The coronavirus pandemic has dramatically interrupted the education of our children,” said Frankel. “This critical funding will be used to help students, families, and educators cope with the impact.”
“The funds may be used to cover expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus (including eligible expenses under a student’s cost of attendance, such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care) …. Additionally, Florida received nearly $174 million through the Governor’s Fund to support the state’s K-12 and higher education needs related to COVID-19,” Frankel’s office noted.
First elected to Congress in 2012, Frankel sits on the U.S. House Appropriations Committee.
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