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“At least half of the funding each institution receives will be issued directly to students in the form of emergency financial grants to help pay for course materials, housing, food, health care, childcare and other essentials,” Lawson’s office noted.
The schools are getting the funds from the $900 billion “Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act” which Congress passed last month and which then President Donald Trump signed into law.
Lawson pointed to $29,443,491 headed to the region which were part of $1.4 billion for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and colleges and universities serving low-income students. The funds were part of the $2.2 trillion stimulus package approved by Congress and the White House at the end of March to help the nation during the coronavirus pandemic.
U.S. Rep. Al Lawson, D-Fla., announced this week that the schools will receive federal funds through the “Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act." The entire package sends $31 billion to schools across the country with almost $14 billion of that going to higher education institutions.
On Friday, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced all 28 schools in the Florida College System are backing the “Last Mile College Completion Program” to help students finish up their degrees. DeSantis, the Florida Department of Education...
This week, at the Association of Florida Colleges conference in Orlando, Florida College System (FCS) Chancellor Madeline Pumariega honored four schools in the Sunshine State with the Chancellor’s Best Practice Awards.