Schools of the University Center got nearly $32 million from President Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan. U.S. Senator Jon Ossoff was there on campus to announce this funding. In fact, this money comes as part of a $3 billion allocation from Biden’s rescue plan. It is for historically Black colleges and universities and for institutions. Moreover, they serve mostly minority populations.
Schools can use the Funds for Emergency Grants and Financial Aid
The schools of the Atlanta University Center that receive the funds can use the money to offer emergency grants and financial aid thus giving them to students who are struggling. Therefore, they may have monetary hardships stemming from several issues including the COVID-19 pandemic, among some other things.
HBCUs are Gems
“I really look forward to working with all of the leaders that are here today. We want to continue with that support. That is because HBCUs are gems in our nation’s system of higher education,” Ossoff said at a ceremony at Clark Atlanta University. “HBCUs do provide an important service, in fact, not just to the Black community but here in Georgia. Then across the entire country and to the whole world. I want to be counting on as a friend, ally, and loyal advocate for Georgia’s HBCUs and HBCUs nationwide.”
Schools: Atlanta U.S. Senator Jon Ossoff’s Office Tweets
The amounts each school will be receiving were from Ossoff’s office that was tweeting out. The AUC will include Clark Atlanta University, Spelman College, Morehouse College, and the Morehouse School of Medicine. Clark received $16.4 million. Morehouse and Spelman, with smaller student bodies, received $7.8 million and $7.4 million, respectively. And Morehouse School of Medicine, with the smallest student population, received $358,000.
Reinvest and Recover
Ossoff has said the funds will, in fact, “help you reinvest and recover, during and after this pandemic.”
Then Clark Atlanta University President George T. French went and thanked Ossoff for his part in delivering the funding.