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Over $1.1 Billion Headed to Higher Education Institutions in Georgia

More than $1 billion in funding is headed to higher education institutions in Georgia thanks to the American Rescue Plan.

At least half of the funds must go directly to student aid as young people and families continue to endure displacement and economic distress due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Otherwise, there are very few limitations on how funds must be used.

The funding more than doubles the emergency relief available to students and institutions already authorized under the previous two COVID-19 relief bills.

Georgia’s U.S. Senators praised the funding allocations, saying:

“Senator Reverend Warnock and I are pleased to announce that we have secured over a billion dollars for colleges and universities in Georgia, a full half of which will go to student financial aid. We have also secured more than $4 billion for Georgia’s public elementary, middle, and high schools. We are fighting every day for students, parents, and educators in our state, and I encourage constituents to contact my office however and whenever I can be of assistance,” Senator Ossoff said.

“I am proud to have helped secure over a billion dollars in funding for Georgia’s higher education system, giving our students the resources they need to thrive, innovate in their field, and pursue their dreams,” said Senator Warnock. “These investments from the American Rescue Plan are just a start, and I will keep fighting to strengthen support for Georgia’s colleges and universities, so we can continue to open doors of opportunity for the next generation.”

The funding allocations are as follows:

  • Total Direct Allocation: $1,184,161,459
  • Total Minimum Amount for Student Grants: $602,914,018
ALBANY/SOUTHWEST GEORGIA AREAArea Total: $102,421,216 // Minimum Amount for Area Students: $52,801,938
Institution NameLocationTotal AllocationMinimum Amount for Student Grants
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural CollegeTifton, GA$11,117,832$5,608,864
Albany State UniversityAlbany, GA$20,372,363$10,538,965
Albany Technical CollegeAlbany, GA$8,683,279$4,822,894
Andrew CollegeCuthbert, GA$1,076,338$545,590
South Georgia State CollegeDouglas, GA$8,146,500$4,135,283
Southern Regional Technical CollegeThomasville, GA$12,945,255$6,665,747
Thomas UniversityThomasville, GA$1,507,592$798,189
Valdosta State UniversityValdosta, GA$27,989,443$14,305,815
Wiregrass Georgia Technical CollegeValdosta, GA$10,582,614$5,380,591
    
AUGUSTA/EASTERN GEORGIA AREAArea Total: $49,170,836 // Minimum Amount for Area Students: $24,953,825
Institution NameLocationTotal Direct AllocationTotal Minimum Amount for Student Grants
Augusta Technical CollegeAugusta, GA$15,732,404$7,933,843
Augusta UniversityAugusta, GA$17,550,378$8,803,423
East Georgia State CollegeSwainsboro, GA$9,044,385$4,678,042
Emmanuel CollegeFranklin Springs, GA$2,537,196$1,268,599
Paine CollegeAugusta, GA$2,591,692$1,295,846
Toccoa Falls CollegeToccoa, GA$1,714,781$974,072
    
COLUMBUS AREAArea Total: $48,719,350 // Minimum Amount for Area Students: $24,957,810
Institution NameLocationTotal Direct AllocationTotal Minimum Amount for Student Grants
Columbus State UniversityColumbus, GA$19,875,657$10,106,879
Columbus Technical CollegeColumbus, GA$12,136,480$6,172,571
Georgia Southwestern State UniversityAmericus, GA$5,882,366$3,070,123
Point UniversityWest Point, GA$4,050,949$2,096,738
South Georgia Technical CollegeAmericus, GA$6,773,898$3,511,499
    
MACON/MIDDLE GEORGIA AREAArea Total: $111,175,576 // Minimum Amount for Area Students: $57,303,195
Institution NameLocationTotal Direct AllocationTotal Minimum Amount for Student Grants
Central Georgia Technical CollegeMacon, GA$20,022,483$10,484,731
Fort Valley State UniversityFort Valley, GA$11,937,555$5,986,425
Georgia College & State UniversityMilledgeville, GA$10,903,770$5,453,527
Georgia Military CollegeMilledgeville, GA$22,128,190$11,635,814
Helms CollegeMacon, GA$1,883,407$941,704
Mercer UniversityMacon, GA$14,166,162$7,204,922
Middle Georgia State UniversityMacon, GA$19,065,771$9,969,005
Oconee Fall Line Technical CollegeSandersville, GA$4,364,916$2,253,094
Piedmont CollegeDemorest, GA$5,038,134$2,524,878
Wesleyan CollegeMacon, GA$1,665,188$849,095
    
METRO ATLANTA AREA/NORTH GEORGIAArea Total: $726,524,273 // Minimum Amount for Area Students: $368,945,675
Institution NameLocationTotal Direct AllocationTotal Minimum Amount for Student Grants
Agnes Scott CollegeDecatur, GA$3,084,811$1,542,406
Athens Technical CollegeAthens, GA$11,720,446$5,948,178
Atlanta Metropolitan State CollegeAtlanta, GA$7,499,970$3,852,939
Atlanta Technical CollegeAtlanta, GA$13,811,906$7,181,649
Beulah Heights UniversityAtlanta, GA$857,440$441,582
Berry CollegeMount Berry, GA$4,099,709$2,049,855
Brenau UniversityGainesville, GA$4,479,253$2,452,615
Chattahoochee Technical CollegeMarietta, GA$19,518,173$9,999,420
Clark Atlanta UniversityAtlanta, GA$16,505,072$8,252,536
Clayton State UniversityMorrow, GA$19,935,146$10,303,235
Columbia Theological SeminaryDecatur, GA$156,700$78,350
Covenant CollegeLookout Mountain, GA$2,129,897$1,064,949
Dalton State CollegeDalton, GA$16,201,181$8,100,591
Emory UniversityAtlanta, GA$20,253,576$10,131,102
Interdenominational Theological CenterAtlanta, GA$131,131$65,566
Georgia Gwinnett CollegeLawrenceville, GA$42,301,312$21,194,446
Georgia Highlands CollegeRome, GA$14,454,429$7,436,589
Georgia Institute of TechnologyAtlanta, GA$28,274,533$14,177,162
Georgia Northwestern Technical CollegeRome, GA$12,454,585$6,547,761
Georgia Piedmont Technical CollegeClarkston, GA$9,185,920$4,835,152
Georgia State UniversityAtlanta, GA$142,477,982$72,224,025
Gordon State CollegeBarnesville, GA$10,635,757$5,416,134
Grady Health SystemAtlanta, GA$235,836$117,918
Gupton‐Jones College of Funeral ServiceStonecrest, GA$513,000$328,481
Gwinnett Technical CollegeLawrenceville, GA$21,352,490$10,930,584
Kennesaw State UniversityKennesaw, GA$80,105,706$40,656,481
LaGrange CollegeLaGrange, GA$2,884,022$1,446,749
Lanier Technical CollegeGainesville, GA$8,333,687$4,243,463
Life UniversityMarietta, GA$4,305,738$2,160,347
Luther Rice College & SeminaryLithonia, GA$209,206$179,604
Morehouse CollegeAtlanta, GA$7,867,119$3,933,560
Morehouse School of MedicineAtlanta, GA$356,067$178,034
North Georgia Technical CollegeClarkesville, GA$7,670,574$3,938,838
Oglethorpe UniversityAtlanta, GA$3,712,120$1,856,060
Reformed UniversityLawrenceville, GA$166,069$83,093
Reinhardt UniversityWaleska, GA$3,909,067$2,003,040
Shorter UniversityRome, GA$3,800,095$1,978,112
Southern Crescent Technical CollegeGriffin, GA$14,935,434$7,701,728
Spelman CollegeAtlanta, GA$7,438,756$3,719,379
Truett McConnell UniversityCleveland, GA$1,917,730$1,020,473
University of GeorgiaAthens, GA$63,500,537$31,775,893
University of North GeorgiaDahlonega, GA$41,726,344$21,046,187
University of West GeorgiaCarrollton, GA$32,314,175$16,514,509
West Georgia Technical CollegeLaGrange, GA$16,527,229$8,539,431
Young Harris CollegeYoung Harris, GA$2,574,343$1,297,469
    
SAVANNAH/COASTAL GEORGIA AREAArea Total: $146,150,208 // Minimum Amount for Area Students: $73,951,575
Institution NameLocationTotal Direct AllocationTotal Minimum Amount for Student Grants
Brewton Parker CollegeMount Vernon, GA$1,653,556$836,894
Coastal Pines Technical CollegeWaycross, GA$7,427,822$3,797,881
College of Coastal GeorgiaBrunswick, GA$9,088,500$4,611,230
Georgia Southern UniversityStatesboro, GA$64,443,639$32,455,942
Ogeechee Technical CollegeStatesboro, GA$6,015,259$3,121,051
Savannah College of Art and DesignSavannah, GA$23,069,224$11,603,875
Savannah State UniversitySavannah, GA$17,370,123$8,793,420
Savannah Technical CollegeSavannah, GA$12,473,401$6,332,599
Southeastern Technical CollegeVidalia, GA$4,608,684$2,398,683

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