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Garamendi Announces $122 Million for Local Colleges, Universities, and Students

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA) announced more than $122 million in emergency funding for colleges, universities, and students in California’s 3rd Congressional District 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. 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.

The American Rescue Plan provides $36 billion for nearly 3,500 public and private, nonprofit colleges and universities nationwide.

“America’s colleges, universities, and students have suffered major setbacks over the last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” Garamendi said. “Thankfully, The American Rescue Plan is now law of the land. This critical legislation makes much-needed investments into local colleges and universities to support these institutions as they recover. The legislation also puts aid directly into the hands of students so they can stay on track to complete their education. I am pleased that this aid is on its way to colleges, universities, and students throughout our Congressional District, and I will continue to work hard to secure the relief our community needs to crush COVID-19 and build our local economy back better than before,” Garamendi concluded.  

The colleges and universities in California’s 3rd Congressional District receiving funding under the American Rescue Plan are:

Solano Community College—$11,900,062

University of California, Davis—$90,932,018

Woodland Community College—$6,412,084

Yuba College—$13,621,446 

Students should contact their institutions for more information about how they can apply for an emergency grant.

The American Rescue Plan also includes nearly $3 billion in additional funding – which will be distributed at a later date – for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs), other Minority-Serving Institutions, and other under-resourced institutions.

To read more about emergency education funding under the American Rescue Plan, click here.

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