McConnell Announces $156 Million from CARES Act to help Kentucky students

Published: Apr. 10, 2020 at 10:04 AM CDT
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U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced today Kentucky colleges and universities will receive more than $156 million in emergency cash relief from the U.S. Department of Education to support students and institutions during the coronavirus outbreak.

Western Kentucky University will be receiving $10,636,493 of the emergency cash to help their students.

The funding is the result of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Senator McConnell introduced and led to passage last month.

The bipartisan CARES Act, which is the biggest rescue package in history, passed with a 96 to 0 vote and was signed into law by President Donald Trump.

As a result of the CARES Act, Kentucky will receive at least $1.25 billion in relief.

“Kentucky’s students are facing particularly difficult challenges during the coronavirus crisis, and I’m proud the CARES Act is delivering immediate cash relief to those in need,” said Senator McConnell. “Colleges and universities made the tough decisions to cancel in-person classes to protect the health of their communities, causing substantial disruption in the lives of students. Many of these students needed our help, and this urgent grant funding can provide vital support to help them make it through this crisis.”

According to the Department of Education, this emergency financial aid can be used by students for course materials, technology, housing, food, healthcare and childcare costs.

The funding announced today is the first distribution of nearly $31 billion in education-related aid included in the CARES Act.

In addition to today’s announcement, Kentucky has so far received nearly $200 million to address urgent housing, transportation, healthcare and economic development priorities from the CARES Act.

Below are the colleges and universities in Kentucky receiving funding from the CARES Act:

Total allocation per school

Alice Lloyd College


American College Of Barbering


American National University


Appalachian Beauty School


Asbury Theological Seminary


Asbury University


Ashland Community And Technical College


Ata College


Barrett & Company School Of Hair Design


Beckfield College


Bellarmine University


Berea College


Big Sandy Community And Technical College


Bluegrass Community & Technical College


Brescia University


Brighton Center'S Center For Employment Training


Campbellsville University


Centre College Of Kentucky


Clear Creek Baptist Bible College


Eastern Kentucky University


Elizabethtown Community And Technical College


Employment Solutions


Galen Health Institutes


Gateway Community And Technical College


Georgetown College


Hazard Community And Technical College


Henderson Community College


Hopkinsville Community College


Ideal Beauty Academy


Jefferson Community And Technical College


Jenny Lea Academy Of Cosmetology


Kentucky Christian University


Kentucky Horseshoeing School


Kentucky Mountain Bible College


Kentucky State University


Kentucky Wesleyan College


Lexington Healing Arts Academy


Lexington Theological Seminary


Lindsey Institute Of Cosmetology


Lindsey Wilson College


Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary


Madisonville Community College


Maysville Community And Technical College


Medical Career And Technical College


Medquest College


Midway University


Morehead State University


Murray State University


Northern Kentucky University


Owensboro Community & Technical College


Paul Mitchell The School - Louisville


Paul Mitchell The School Lexington


Pj'S College Of Cosmetology


Pj'S College Of Cosmetology


Regina Webb Academy


Simmons College Of Kentucky


Somerset Community College


Southcentral Kentucky Community And Technical College


Southeast Kentucky Community And Technical College


Spalding University


Sullivan University


Summit Salon Academy


Thomas More University


Transylvania University


Tri-State Barber College


Union College


University Of Kentucky


University Of Louisville


University Of Pikeville


University Of The Cumberlands


West Kentucky Community And Technical College


Western Kentucky University