Rep. Payne, Jr. Announces $408 Million to Support Local Higher Education Institutions

Rep. Payne, Jr. Announces $408 Million to Support Local Higher Education Institutions  

Washington, D.C. — Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. announced the estimated funding today for the colleges and universities of New Jersey’s 10th District from the American Rescue Plan.  The funding helps local institutions recover from the economic devastation of the COVID-19 global pandemic and allows them to continue to serve their students safely.  In addition, each institution will use at least half of their funds for emergency cash assistance grants to help students who are facing hunger, homelessness or other hardships during this public health crisis.


“The COVID-19 pandemic has crippled our local colleges and universities and created housing and food concerns for our college students,” said Rep. Payne, Jr.  “Students were not able to attend classes and too many of them lost their jobs during this crisis.  I was proud to secure this funding to support schools and help students survive this difficult time.”


The funding for local college and universities is listed below:


  • Total Funding for NJ-10th Colleges and Universities:            $408,191,564


    • Bloomfield College                                                 $ 7,848,039


    • Essex County College                                              $26,069,661


    • Hudson County Community College                       $29,905,167


    • Kean University                                                       $39,720,296


    • Montclair State University                                       $55,633,617


    • New Jersey City University                                     $24,578,577


    • New Jersey Institute of Technology                        $24,370,415


    • Rutgers University                                                   $147,821,278


    • Seton Hall University                                              $15,666,357


    • St. Peters University                                                $10,912,636


    • Union County College                                             $25,665,521


For more information about how to apply for an emergency grant, students should contact their college or university.

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