Maine awarded $106 million in higher education emergency funding

Wed, 05/12/2021 - 9:30am

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — An influx of $105,688,374 in emergency funding for colleges, universities, and students in Maine is on its way to Maine under the American Rescue Plan.

    The funding will help local institutions cope with the severe financial fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic and continue serving their students safely, according to a news release. 

    At least half of the funding each institution receives will be distributed in the form of emergency cash assistance grants to students who are facing hunger, homelessness, and other hardship. Students should contact their institutions for more information about how they can apply for an emergency grant.

    The colleges and universities in Maine receiving funding under the American Rescue Plan, along with the award amount, are:

    Bates College: $2,500,489

    Bowdoin College: $2,953,442

    Central Maine Community College: $7,005,701

    Colby College: $3,293,375

    College of the Atlantic: $835,829

    Eastern Maine Community College: $5,208,270

    Husson University: $7,599,587

    Kennebec Valley Community College: $4,198,819

    The Landing School of Boatbuilding and Design: $120,805

    Maine College of Art: $1,292,319

    Maine College of Health Professions: $544,412

    Maine Maritime Academy: $2,250,509

    Maine Media College: $15,486

    Northern Maine Community College: $2,301,587

    Saint Joseph's College: $2,590,739

    Southern Maine Community College: $11,402,078

    Thomas College: $2,555,214

    Unity College: $1,977,172

    University of Maine: $22,180,539

    University of Maine - Augusta: $5,921,547

    University of Maine ‐ Farmington: $5,925,678

    University of Maine ‐ Fort Kent: $1,992,806

    University of Maine ‐ Presque Isle: $2,261,405

    University of New England: $5,211,619

    University of Southern Maine: $15,137,560

    Washington County Community College: $1,148,774

    York County Community College: $2,400,173