Congresswoman Stefanik Announces More Than $45 Million in Funding for North Country Public and Non-Profit Colleges and Universities

January 14, 2021
Press Release

Washington, DC –  Congresswoman Stefanik has announced that public and non-profit colleges and universities in New York’s 21st Congressional District will receive more than $45,000,000 in funding to support continued education. Congresswoman Stefanik released the following statement on this terrific news:

“I am proud to announce that public and non-profit colleges and universities in the North Country will receive more than $45 million dollars from the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA), which I worked tirelessly to help pass in Congress last month.

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.” 

Allocations to institutions are based on the relative shares of Federal Pell Grant recipients, the relative shares of non-Pell Grant recipients, and the relative shares of 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

 

For more information, please visit the United States Department of Education’s website here.