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Harder Touts $73 Million in New Funds for Modesto Junior College & Stanislaus State

WASHINGTON — Today, Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) announced that Modesto Junior College and Stanislaus State will collectively receive more than $73 million in emergency funds through the American Rescue Plan, which he recently voted to pass into law. At least half of this funding will be distributed in the form of emergency cash assistance grants to provide direct relief to students who are facing hunger, homelessness, and other hardships. The funds can also be used to support students’ mental health and studies as well as settle any debt accrued during the pandemic that are preventing a student from re-enrolling. 

  • Modesto Junior College will receive $35,753,989;
  • Stanislaus State University will receive $38,564,758.

“Nothing, not even a pandemic, should stand in the way of anybody trying to get an education,” said Rep. Harder. “This help is heading directly to the Valley to make sure that everyone working towards a degree can get back on track and one day walk across that graduation stage.”

To help institutions quickly and effectively utilize the ARP funds to further support their students and communities, the Department of Education also released new guidance today, detailing how institutions can use these funds to, among other things, support vulnerable students, monitor and suppress the coronavirus, and reengage students whose education was disrupted by the pandemic.

To see a full list of institutions receiving funding, click here.

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

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