04.15.20

Daines announces $31,412,577 in coronavirus care packages for Montana colleges and students

U.S. SENATE –U.S. Senator Steve Daines announced that the U.S. Department of Education will be directing $31,412,577 to Montana colleges and universities. $15,518,482 will go to providing direct emergency cash grants to students for expenses related to disruptions to their educations due to the COVID-19 outbreak, including things like course materials and technology as well as food, housing, health care, and childcare. 

“Montana college students have seen their lives and education disrupted because of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic,” Daines said. “This critical funding I fought to secure in the Coronavirus Economic Recovery Package will help our students get the relief they need during this crisis and lift any burdens they might have because of the disruption to their education.”

Daines fought to secure nearly $14 billion to support postsecondary education students and institutions across the country in the Coronavirus Economic Recovery Package. The $31,412,577 in funding directed for Montana colleges and universities, will provide direct cash grants to Montana students and cover Coronavirus related costs that the university or college faced.

Of the $31,412,577, each university or college must direct half of its award to its students through emergency financial aid (EFA). 

Tribal Colleges:

  • Salish Kootenai College: $832,524 & EFA: $416,262
  • Aaniih Nakoda College: $114,359 & EFA:$57,180
  • Blackfeet Community College: $266,062 & EFA: $133,031
  • Chief Dull Knife College: $103,368 & EFA: $51,684
  • Fort Peck Community College: $151,493 & EFA: $75,747
  • Little Big Horn College: $260,189 & EFA: $130,095
  • Stone Child College: $216,798 & EFA: $108,399

Universities and Community Colleges:

  • Montana State University, Billings: $2,193,195 & EFA: $1,096,598
  • Montana State University, Northern: $911,258 & EFA: $455,629
  • Montana State University, Bozeman: $10,560,079 & EFA: $5,280,040
  • Montana Technological University: $1,676,199 & EFA: $838,100
  • Helena College University of Montana: $685,627 & EFA: $342,814
  • The University of Montana: $7,652,275  & EFA: $3,826,138
  • The University of Montana Western: $1,164,902 & EFA: $582,451
  • Great Falls College Montana State University: $845,222 & EFA: $422,611
  • Carroll College: $941,622 & EFA: $470,811
  • Rocky Mountain College: $933,392 & EFA: $466,696
  • University Of Providence: $376,995 & EFA: $188,498
  • Flathead Valley Community College: $925,144 & EFA: $462,572
  • Dawson Community College: $142,151 & EFA: $71,076
  • Miles Community College: $246,778 & EFA: $123,389
  • Bitterroot School of Cosmetology: $60,612 & EFA: $30,306
  • Montana Academy of Salons: $152,333 & EFA: $76,167

Source: Char-Koosta News