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:
Minimum Amount of Relief Grants for Students
Calvin Theological Seminary
Central Michigan University
Compass College of Cinematic Arts
Ferris State University
Grace Christian University
Grand Rapids Community College
Grand Valley State University
Michigan State University
Muskegon Community College
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Wayne State University
Westshore Community College
Western Michigan University
Western Theological Seminary