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Funding announced for higher ed

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $516,791 from the U.S. Department of Education to three higher education institutions across West Virginia.

This funding is allocated through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund – FIPSE Competitive Program and will be used to prevent, prepare and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“As the new school year quickly approaches, we must ensure West Virginia schools, colleges and universities are prepared to safely educate their students,” Manchin said. “I am pleased the Department of Education is investing in three learning institutions to support their efforts to create a safe learning environment for students and staff as we continue to battle the COVID-19 pandemic.

“West Virginia schools have gone above and beyond to adapt to new challenges and new ways of teaching during the pandemic, and I will continue to fight for funding to support schools and keep West Virginia students safe,” said Manchin.

“From colleges to universities, trade to tech schools, all of these institutions are incredibly important to the fabric of our state, especially when it comes to preparing our workforce to be successful,” Capito said.

“I’m glad to see several of our West Virginia institutions receiving these competitive grants that will help support our students and assist in the day-to-day operations of the schools. Investing in the education of our youth is investing in the future of our state,” Capito said.

Individual awards listed below:

$317,569 – Alderson Broaddus University

$105,541 – Mercer County Technical Education Center

$93,681 – Monongalia County Technical Education Center

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