NEW: Georgia Colleges and Universities Received Over $1.4 Billion from President Biden’s American Rescue Plan, Despite Republican Opposition

March 7, 2022

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:

  • Gwinnett Technical College: $22,269,773
  • Central Georgia Technical College: $21,120,067
  • Chattahoochee Technical College: $20,368,447 
  • West Georgia Technical College: $17,234,102 
  • Augusta Technical College: $16,584,797 

HBCUs in Georgia receiving American Rescue Plan funds include: 

  • Morehouse School of Medicine: $56,785,507
  • Albany State University: $53,287,476
  • Clark Atlanta University: $47,762,468 
  • Savannah State University: $41,412,308 
  • Fort Valley State University: $26,524,053 
  • Morehouse College: $15,541,496 
  • Spelman College: $13,786,698 
  • Paine College: $5,557,820 

MSIs in Georgia receiving American Rescue Plan funds include:

  • Georgia State University: $151,289,450 
  • Georgia Gwinnett College: $42,451,489 
  • Georgia Military College: $23,414,845 
  • Central Georgia Technical College: $21,120,067 
  • Clayton State University: $21,021,884 

Examples of other colleges and universities in Georgia receiving American Rescue Plan funds include: 

  • Georgia Southern University: $67,288,129
  • University of Georgia: $63,500,537 
  • University of North Georgia: $43,573,170


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