January 20, 2021

Rep. Al Lawson Announces that Local Colleges & Universities will receive an additional $186M in federal support

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) today announced that state colleges and universities in his North Florida district would receive more than $186 million in additional federal support through the higher education emergency relief funding made available in the $900 billion stimulus package Congressional leaders passed last month.  Rep. Lawson voted in favor of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, which would provide relief to schools, American families, workers and small businesses that have been crushed by the economic and health crises caused by Covid-19.

“This much-needed relief provides nearly $23 billion for higher education, and will help area colleges and universities as they continue to experience some of their most challenging times,” Rep. Lawson said. “The impact of this pandemic is far greater than we could have imagined, and it will not be an overnight fix. But this is another step to keep our schools operating and educating Florida’s students.”

The North Florida colleges and universities receiving the additional funding under the H.R. 133 are listed. Half of each institution’s funding is reserved for student grants. The college or university will determine which students will receive the cash grants: 

  • Edward Waters College: $3,753,605
  • Florida A&M University: $27,027, 663
  • Florida Gateway College: $4,199,171
  • Florida State College at Jacksonville: $39,123,258
  • Florida State University: $60,163,914
  • Jacksonville University: $4,914,423
  • North Florida College: $1,915,742
  • Tallahassee Community College: $19,526,792
  • University of North Florida: $25,620,098
  • Total: 186,244,666