Rep. Susan Davis Announces $137 Million in Emergency COVID-19 Funding for Local Colleges and Universities

At least $71 million will be distributed to displaced students

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Washington, April 13, 2020 | comments

Congresswoman Susan Davis, Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Development, announced that colleges and universities in San Diego County would receive more than $137 million in emergency funding as a result of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which Congress passed on March 27. At least $71 million of the funding each institution receives will be distributed to students in the form of emergency cash assistance grants to help pay for housing, food, and other basic essentials.

In total, the CARES Act provides $14 billion in emergency higher education relief funding to help students and institutions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Yesterday, the Department of Education announced the first $6 billion of that funding will be immediately sent to institutions so they can begin providing grants to struggling students.

“Students working and planning toward their future have had their lives upended like millions of other Americans because of the coronavirus pandemic,” said Davis, a senior member of the House Committee on Education and Labor. “We must support these students and the institutions as they weather this crisis.”

Students should contact their institutions for more information about how they can apply for an emergency grant. 

The colleges and universities in San Diego County receiving funding under the CARES Act:


School

Total Allocation

Minimum Allocation of Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students

University Of San Diego

$4,426,552

$2,213,276

University Of California, San Diego

$34,889,769

$17,444,885

San Diego State University

$29,394,934

$14,697,467

San Diego Miramar College

$3,235,898

$1,617,949

San Diego Mesa College

$5,911,519

$2,955,760

San Diego Culinary Institute

$70,731

$35,366

San Diego City College

$4,592,301

$2,296,151

San Diego Christian College

$421,905

$210,953

Platt College - San Diego

$412,152

$93,689

Design Institute Of San Diego

$149,639

$74,820

California College San Diego

$2,281,144

$1,140,572

Associated Barber College Of San Diego

$199,340

$99,670

Grossmont College

$7,141,562

$3,570,781

Southwestern Community College

$9,253,264

$4,626,632

California State University, San Marcos

$15,963,036

$7,981,518

National University

$4,563,497

$2,281,749

Point Loma Nazarene University

$2,913,693

$1,456,847

Miracosta College

$5,511,006

$2,755,503

Cuyamaca College

$2,918,721

$1,459,361

California Western School Of Law

$196,710

$98,355

Alliant International University

$679,282

$339,641

Thomas Jefferson School Of Law

$116,684

$58,342

Palomar College

$7,702,862

$3,851,431

Total

$137,435,195

$71,360,718


The US Department of Education released allocations under the CARES Act here.

 
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