Kaptur Announces Nearly $25 Million in Emergency Federal Funds to Support Universities, Colleges, and Vocational Training Programs During Coronavirus Pandemic

April 17, 2020
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) announced $24,777,826 in emergency federal funding for Universities, Colleges, and vocational training programs across Ohio’s 9th Congressional District as a result of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) passed last month by Congress. The emergency grants are to help cover significant financial losses resulting from the prevention of, preparation for, and response to COVID-19. A minimum of half of the funding to each institution is required to be distributed to students in the form of emergency cash grants to help students pay for housing, food, and other basic essentials. These funds are being administered by the U.S. Department of Education.

 

  • Athena Career Academy, Toledo, received $451,504, with $225,752 as the minimum allocation for emergency financial aid grants to students.
  • Baldwin Wallace University, Berea, received, $3,370,528, with $1,685,264 as the minimum allocation for emergency financial aid grants to students.
  • Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, received $4,514,183, with $2,257,092 as the minimum allocation for emergency financial aid grants to students.
  • Davis College, Toledo, received $99,923, with $49,962 as the minimum allocation for emergency financial aid grants to students.
  • Firelands Regional Medical Center, Sandusky, received $71,365, with $35,683 as the minimum allocation for emergency financial aid grants to students.
  • Mercy College of Ohio, Toledo, received $886,791, with $443,396 as the minimum allocation for emergency financial aid grants to students.
  • North Coast College, Lakewood, received $140,180, with $70,090 as the minimum allocation for emergency financial aid grants to students.
  • Northern Institute of Cosmetology, Lorain, received $108,952, with $54,476 as the minimum allocation for emergency financial aid grants to students.
  • Ohio Business College, Sandusky, received $948,103, with $474,052 as the minimum allocation for emergency financial aid grants to students.
  • Sandusky Career Center, Sandusky, received $174,031, with $87,016 as the minimum allocation for emergency financial aid grants to students.
  • Toledo Academy of Beauty Culture – East, Toledo, received $69,228, with $34,614 as the minimum allocation for emergency financial aid grants to students.
  • Toledo Public Schools Adult and Continuing Education, Toledo, received $219,334, with $109,667 as the minimum allocation for emergency financial aid grants to students.
  • University of Toledo, Toledo, received $13,547,254, with $6,773,627 as the minimum allocation for emergency financial aid grants to students.

 

“Emergency support for our students and higher-educational institutions is absolutely critical at this unprecedent period in time, said Rep. Kaptur. “I am thankful that Congress was able to come together on a bipartisan basis to support this commonsense emergency funding. I will continue to work tirelessly to ensure that students, professors, and administrative staff in Northern Ohio receive the support they need to thrive now and long into the future.”

 

In addition to providing emergency federal funding, the CARES Act provides relief to student loan borrowers during the COVID-19 national emergency. Federal student loan borrowers are automatically being placed in an administrative forbearance, which allows students to temporarily stop making monthly loan payments. This suspension of payments will last until Sept. 30, 2020, but students can still make payments if they choose.


Students are advised to contact their university, college, or vocational institution for emergency financial aid grants.

 

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