Senator Collins Announces Maine Colleges and Universities to Receive More Than $41 Million

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins, a member of the Education Committee, announced today that Maine institutions of higher education will receive a total of $41,092,834 in the first round of funding for colleges and universities through the CARES Act.  Of that amount, at least $20,546,425 must be used for emergency financial aid grants to students.

 

With the additional funds, colleges and universities will offer direct aid to students to help them pay for items such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care and child care. They may also use their funding to purchase technology to expand remote learning and to defray costs associated with lost revenue.

 

“In addition to threatening public health, the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the lives of millions of Americans, including students,” said Senator Collins.  “This investment will help Maine’s institutions of higher education offset the economic harm they have experienced due to the coronavirus, ensure faculty have the tools they need to continue to provide quality instruction, and support students.  As a member of the Education Committee, I strongly advocated for this funding to help Maine students continue to achieve their educational goals during this difficult time.”

 

Some of the Maine institutions of higher education that received the first installment of CARES Act funding are below.  The full list of schools can be found HERE.

 

 

School

 

 

 

Bates College

Total Allocation

 

 

 

$953,516

Minimum Amount for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students

 

$476,758

Bowdoin College

$1,123,660

$561,830

Central Maine Community College

$1,882,719

$941,360

Colby College

$1,244,996

$622,498

College Of The Atlantic

$303,385

$151,693

Eastern Maine Community College

$1,426,773

$713,387

Husson University

$2,674,616

$1,337,308

Kennebec Valley Community College

$979,695

$489,848

Maine Maritime Academy

$876,568

$438,284

Northeast Technical Institute

$303,535

$151,768

Northern Maine Community College

$655,429

$327,715

Saint Joseph's College

$649,094

$324,547

Southern Maine Community College

$2,897,298

$1,448,649

Thomas College

$762,266

$381,133

Unity College

$822,158

$411,079

University Of Maine

$7,603,694

$3,801,847

University Of Maine - Augusta

$1,351,526

$675,763

University Of Maine - Farmington

$2,158,052

$1,079,026

University Of Maine - Fort Kent

$626,037

$313,019

University Of Maine - Machias

$293,556

$146,778

University Of Maine - Presque Isle

$610,998

$305,499

University Of New England

$1,365,831

$682,916

University Of Southern Maine

$4,616,245

$2,308,123

Washington County Community College

$341,449

$170,725

York County Community College

$556,529

$278,265