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Kentucky higher education to receive at least $156M in federal relief

CPE is projecting that the federal CARES Act will provide at least $156 million in relief funds this year to Kentucky colleges and universities, including $78 million to help students with expenses related to disruptions to their education during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Officials from the CPE finalized the analysis last week following guidance from the U.S. Department of Education. The totals include all of the state’s public universities, the Kentucky Community and Technical College System and private institutions within the commonwealth.

“Higher education is critical to our state’s economic recovery, and these funds will help campuses target aid to where it’s needed most,” said CPE President Dr. Aaron Thompson. “We are grateful to our federal partners for providing swift relief and for recognizing our unique mission in the months to come, particularly in workforce development and health care.”

The $2.2 trillion federal stimulus package – passed last month in response to COVID-19 – provided nearly $14 billion in overall aid for higher education. Of the $156 million headed to Kentucky, half is earmarked to assist students with emergency needs like technology expenses, food, housing and childcare as a result of the pandemic.

The federal Department of Education announced last week that it will immediately distribute the student assistance funds to colleges and universities, which will provide the relief to students through emergency cash grants.

“These grants will provide a crucial safety net for students whose lives and education were disrupted, and I’m certain we’ll see more students staying on track to graduate as a result,” Thompson said.

Each campus is in the process of developing its own guidelines for awarding the funds to students under parameters set by the federal education department and the CARES Act.

Federal officials said institutions will receive the remaining allocations and more guidance in coming weeks. Campuses may use those amounts to respond to costs resulting from COVID-19, including the cost of moving to online coursework and other changes in instruction.

Below is a breakdown of how the $156 million in CARES Act funds will be distributed to Kentucky campuses. Grants to students are included in the total allocation amount.

Institution

Total Allocation

Grants to Students

Eastern Kentucky University

$10,542,767

$5,271,384

Kentucky State University

$1,372,077

$686,039

Morehead State University

$6,016,440

$3,008,220

Murray State University

$6,270,769

$3,135,385

Northern Kentucky University

$7,998,963

$3,999,482

University of Kentucky

$17,811,058

$8,905,529

University of Louisville

$12,478,790

$6,239,395

Western Kentucky University

$10,636,493

$5,318,247

Alice Lloyd College

$754,640

$377,320

Asbury University

$1,017,118

$508,559

Bellarmine University

$2,469,277

$1,234,639

Berea College

$3,516,276

$1,758,138

Brescia University

$504,094

$252,047

Campbellsville University

$3,201,468

$1,600,734

Centre College

$986,773

$493,387

Georgetown College

$934,826

$467,413

Kentucky Christian University

$531,102

$265,551

Kentucky Wesleyan College

$843,204

$421,602

Lindsey Wilson College

$2,587,859

$1,293,930

Midway University

$892,872

$446,436

Spalding University

$1,155,755

$577,878

Thomas More College

$1,329,216

$664,608

Transylvania University

$878,886

$439,443

Union College

$1,308,850

$654,425

University of Pikeville

$1,566,531

$783,266

University of the Cumberlands

$2,796,798

$1,398,399

Ashland Community and Technical College

$1,897,125

$948,563

Big Sandy Community and Technical College

$1,809,773

$904,887

Bluegrass Community and Technical College

$4,961,119

$2,480,560

Elizabethtown Community and Technical College

$2,426,734

$1,213,367

Gateway Community and Technical College

$1,797,783

$898,892

Hazard Community and Technical College

$1,248,333

$624,167

Henderson Community College

$806,658

$403,329

Hopkinsville Community College

$1,399,325

$699,663

Jefferson Community and Technical College

$5,179,693

$2,589,847

Madisonville Community College

$1,069,051

$534,526

Maysville Community and Technical College

$1,992,396

$996,198

Owensboro Community and Technical College

$1,789,723

$894,862

Somerset Community College

$3,029,445

$1,514,723

Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College

$2,424,487

$1,212,244

Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College

$1,616,993

$808,497

West Kentucky Community and Technical College

$2,444,514

$1,222,257

American College of Barbering

$114,269

$57,135

American National University-Lexington

$501,696

$250,848

Appalachian Beauty School

$94,425

$47,213

Asbury Theological Seminary

$260,367

$130,184

ATA College

$2,684,973

$1,342,487

Barrett and Company School of Hair Design

$70,869

$35,435

Beckfield College-Florence

$881,109

$440,555

Brighton Center's Center for Employment Training

$92,638

$46,319

Clear Creek Baptist Bible College

$41,384

$20,692

Employment Solutions-College for Technical Education

$275,569

$137,785

Galen College of Nursing-Louisville

$9,167,121

$4,583,561

Ideal Beauty Academy

$50,189

$25,095

Jenny Lea Academy of Cosmetology

$76,044

$38,022

Kentucky Horseshoeing School

$41,510

$20,755

Kentucky Mountain Bible College

$68,799

$34,400

Lexington Healing Arts Academy

$58,500

$29,250

Lexington Theological Seminary

$7,748

$3,874

Lindsey Institute of Cosmetology

$69,690

$34,845

Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary

$45,392

$22,696

Medical Career & Technical College

$221,558

$110,779

MedQuest College

$1,013,074

$506,537

Paul Mitchell the School-Lexington

$302,711

$151,356

Paul Mitchell the School-Louisville

$258,448

$129,224

PJ's College of Cosmetology-Bowling Green

$539,531

$269,766

PJ's College of Cosmetology-Glasgow

$107,097

$53,549

Regina Webb Academy

$44,105

$22,053

Simmons College of Kentucky

$240,805

$120,403

Sullivan University

$2,903,218

$1,451,609

Summit Salon Academy-Lexington

$246,137

$123,069

Tri-State Barber College

$33,384

$16,692

 

Last Updated 4/22/2020