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Huizenga announces federal postsecondary education grants via CARES act

Previously dismissed finance allegations against Huizenga under review
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

Aquinas

$1,204,512

$602,256

Baker College

$5,754,381

$2,877,191

Calvin Theological Seminary

$71,301

$35,651

Calvin University

$2,639,029

$1,319,515

Central Michigan University

$14,322,194

$7,161,097

Compass College of Cinematic Arts

$186,951

$93,476

Cornerstone University

$1,514,292

$757,146

Davenport University

$2,925,271

$1,462,636

Ferris State University

$9,146,813

$4,573,407

Grace Christian University

$485,111

$242,556

Grand Rapids Community College

$6,806,171

$3,403,086

Grand Valley State University

$18,333,428

$9,166,714

Hope College

$2,163,878

$1,081,939

Kuyper College

$166,221

$83,111

Michigan State University

$29,836,588

$14,918,294

Muskegon Community College

$2,247,350

$1,123,675

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

$25,244,052

$12,622,026

Wayne State University

$19,306,183

$9,653,092

Westshore Community College

$564,751

$282,376

Western Michigan University

$15,486,304

$7,743,152

Western Theological Seminary

$24,397

$12,199