Manchin, Capito announce opportunity for additional relief funding for higher education institutions across West Virginia

Charleston, WV – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced the eligibility for additional relief funding for higher-education institutions across West Virginia. This emergency funding is made available through the U.S. Department of Education, which received additional funding in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) that was signed into law on Friday, March 27. This funding will be available in support of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), and strengthening HBCU’s Master programs, as well as the U.S. Department of Education’s Strengthening Institutions Program (SIP) and the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) which ensures each institution has received at least $500,000 in light of the pandemic.

“Across West Virginia, colleges and universities are dealing with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on their students and institutions. This funding will help ensure that our students can continue their education in the Mountain State through this terrible crisis while ensuring our higher education institutions are able to stay afloat and provide the quality education our students deserve. I will continue to fight for our colleges and universities so they receive the support and funding they deserve,” said Senator Manchin.

“I am very pleased to see this additional funding opportunity for colleges and universities across our state and for the support that the Department of Education has provided our state during this pandemic,” said Senator Capito. “During this time of great uncertainty, it is crucial that we protect our state’s institutions of higher education so that they will be able to provide future generations of West Virginians and others with opportunity and educational resources in the Mountain State. It is equally important that our students receive the support they need to ease the transition to distanced learning, and financial compensation for costs associated with the closure of campuses. The faculty, staff, and students of our colleges and universities have faced unprecedented challenges in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is essential that we provide the support that they need to meet these challenges head on as they continue to educate students across West Virginia.”

Schools receiving grants for HBCUs:

· West Virginia State University – $2,702,164

· Bluefield State College – $1,685,001

Schools receiving funding through the Strengthening HBCU Master’s Program::

· West Virginia State University – $439,361

Schools Receiving Funding through the SIP:

· Marshall University – $443,938

· Fairmont State University – $167,330

· West Liberty University – $109,914

· Concord University – $100,349

· West Virginia University at Parkersburg – $85,432

· Glenville State College – $70,093

· West Virginia Wesleyan College – $61,019

· Mountwest Community and Technical College – $55,357

· Alderson Broaddus University – $55,014

· Bethany College – $48,758

· Davis & Elkins College – $47,738

· West Virginia Northern Community College – $36,016

· Ohio Valley University – $20,019

· Appalachian Bible College – $11,669

Schools receiving funding through the FIPSE:

· John D. Rockefeller Iv Career Center – $484,859

· West Virginia University Hospitals – $479,756

· B M Spurr School Of Practical Nursing – $468,768

· Randolph Technical Center – $463,439

· Wood County Technical Center – $462,659

· Mineral County Vocational Technical Center – $459,192

· United Technical Center – $442,199

· Mingo Extended Learning Center – $440,488

· Roane Jackson Technical Center – $426,594

· Ralph R Willis Career And Technical Center – $426,139

· Monongalia County Technical Education Center (Mtec) – $406,319

· Benjamin Franklin Career & Technical Center – $403,260

· Mercer County Technical Education Center – $394,459

· Fayette Institute Of Technology – $393,837

· Putnam Career & Technical Center – $393,617

· Fred W. Eberle Technical Center – $378,030

· James Rumsey Technical Institute – $361,708

· Garnet Career Center – $351,485

· Cabell County Career Technology Center – $339,380

· Academy Of Careers and Technology – $325,830

· Eastern West Virginia Community & Technical College – $288,112

· West Virginia School Of Osteopathic Medicine – $252,964

· Appalachian Bible College – $249,350

· Carver Career And Technical Education Center – $192,017

· Ohio Valley University – $74,221

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