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.