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Higgins: More than $207.5 million for local colleges & students

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Tue, May 11th 2021 05:00 pm

Higher education funding, included in American Rescue Plan, released to communities

Congressman Brian Higgins announced more than $207.5 million in federal funding approved by Congress under the American Rescue Plan is headed to help Western New York higher education institutions and students.

“Continuing access to education throughout the pandemic hasn’t been easy, but it is so important,” he said. “This funding will help keep students safe, learning and on a path to graduation.”

Institution

Total Award

Minimum Amount for Student Aid

Canisius College

$6,165,819

$3,082,910

D'Youville College

$5,190,971

$2,606,517

Houghton College

$3,155,858

$1,593,640

Hilbert College

$2,362,640

$1,181,320

Medaille College

$6,524,405

$3,325,977

Niagara University

$7,148,135

$3,575,733

Daemen College

$4,928,222

$2,506,436

Trocaire College

$4,197,643

$2,121,467

St. Bonaventure University

$4,248,820

$2,124,411

SUNY University at Buffalo

$63,818,888

$31,937,330

SUNY College at Buffalo

$30,360,325

$15,214,076

SUNY at Fredonia

$14,547,139

$7,274,893

SUNY College of Technology at Alfred

$12,163,402

$6,198,596

Niagara County Community College

$12,379,269

$6,235,660

Villa Maria College of Buffalo

$2,343,546

$1,171,774

Erie Community College

$25,543,995

$12,924,504

Cattaraugus/Allegany/Erie/ Wyoming BOCES

$214,273

$107,137

Orleans Niagara BOCES

$279,623

$139,812

Erie 2 Chautauqua ‐ Cattaraugus BOCES

$470,172

$235,086

Erie 1 BOCES

$1,534,464

$767,232

     

TOTAL

$207,577,609

$104,324,511

 

The American Rescue Plan, supported by Higgins, included nearly $40 billion for institutions of higher education. The legislation required colleges to dedicate at least half of their funding for emergency assistance for students to help address access to food, housing or other hardships related to the pandemic.

This funding is in addition to nearly $69 million directed to Western New York colleges last year under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

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