Today, the Department of Education announced that President Biden and Democrats’ American Rescue Plan delivered over $1.4 billion to colleges and universities in Georgia – one of the largest ever investments in the Peach State’s colleges and universities – despite Brian Kemp and Georgia Republicans’ unanimous opposition to the historic relief package. This funding includes approximately $268 million for community colleges, over $260 million for eight Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), and over $398 million for 18 Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs) in Georgia.
“Thanks to President Biden and Georgia Democrats’ American Rescue Plan, students received crucial financial aid and were able to stay in school, colleges were able to continue to employ staff, and higher institutions were able to keep their communities safe at the height of the pandemic. Spelman College in Atlanta was even able to clear recent graduates’ debt because of President Biden’s historic relief package,” Rhyan Lake, spokeswoman for the Democratic Party of Georgia, said. “Georgia Republicans should be ashamed of their opposition to this critical funding for Georgia’s colleges and universities. With the anniversary of the American Rescue Plan approaching this week, Brian Kemp and the Georgia GOP should answer why they tried to stand in the way of this funding for Georgia’s higher education system.”
Read more about the American Rescue Plan funding President Biden and Democrats delivered and Georgia Republicans tried to block:
Community colleges in Georgia receiving American Rescue Plan funds include:
HBCUs in Georgia receiving American Rescue Plan funds include:
MSIs in Georgia receiving American Rescue Plan funds include:
Examples of other colleges and universities in Georgia receiving American Rescue Plan funds include: