Huizenga announces federal postsecondary education grants via CARES act

Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-MI 2nd District)
Posted at 9:48 PM, Apr 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-19 18:41:49-04

GRANDVILLE, Mich. — Friday afternoon, Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02) announced students, colleges, and universities will receive federal grants from the U.S. Department of Education via the CARES Act.

The CARES Act provides nearly $14 billion to support post-secondary education students and institutions. Colleges and universities are required to utilize the $6.28 billion made available today to provide cash grants to students for expenses related to disruptions to their educations due to the COVID-19 outbreak, including things like course materials and technology as well as food, housing, health care, and childcare.

Each individual college or university will determine which students receive the cash grants.

“The coronavirus has significantly impacted the ability of students to achieve a quality educational experience,” said Congressman Bill Huizenga. “Through federal grants included in the CARES Act, colleges and universities across Michigan will be able to provide relief to students with expenses associated with the COVID-19 outbreak.”

The Education Department utilized the most recent data available from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and Federal Student Aid (FSA) for this calculation.

Below is the list of institutions with ties to West Michigan receiving funding:

Educational Institution

Total Allocation

Minimum Amount of Relief Grants for Students




Baker College



Calvin Theological Seminary



Calvin University



Central Michigan University



Compass College of Cinematic Arts



Cornerstone University



Davenport University



Ferris State University



Grace Christian University



Grand Rapids Community College



Grand Valley State University



Hope College



Kuyper College



Michigan State University



Muskegon Community College



University of Michigan - Ann Arbor



Wayne State University



Westshore Community College



Western Michigan University



Western Theological Seminary