$45M COVID funds going to North Country colleges
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (WCAX) - Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, R-New York, says over $45 million in funding is headed to public and nonprofit colleges and universities in the North Country as part of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act.
“This funding can be put towards financial aid grants to students, student support activities, and a variety of institutional costs, including lost revenue, reimbursement for expenses already incurred, technology costs associated with a transition to distance education, faculty and staff trainings, and payroll. Our higher education institutions in the North Country were hit especially hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, and I worked to deliver this much-needed additional funding that allows them to continue educating and inspiring the next generation of leaders,” Stefanik said in a statement.
She says the allocations to institutions are based on the relative shares of Federal Pell Grant recipients, non-Pell Grant recipients, and Federal Pell and non-Pell Grant recipients exclusively enrolled in distance education prior to the coronavirus emergency. The list of awards is below:
Adirondack Community College: $4,876,146
Clarkson University: $3,872,273
Clinton Community College: $1,545,848
Clinton-Essex-Warren-Washington BOCES: $128,983
Fulton-Montgomery Community College: $3,014,275
Jefferson Community College: $4,618,540
Jefferson-Lewis BOCES Program of Practical Nursing:$138,888
North Country Community College: $2,219,613
Paul Smith’s College: $1,357,184
Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing: $197,013
SUNY Plattsburgh: $8,423,237
SUNY Potsdam: $7,227,985
SUNY Canton: $4,928,910
St. Lawrence University: $2,660,768
Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex BOCES: $20,845
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