Gov. Kay Ivey today announced $72.34 million of coronavirus relief money will go toward Alabama’s higher education institutions.
More than $27 million will be pumped into the state’s community college system, with $25 million to its four-year institutions, and the state’s independent colleges getting $20 million.
The money will in part go towards beefing up technology and infrastructure to help with remote instruction and distance learning. Ivey said the state has awarded more than $432 million since July to help continue education during the pandemic. Requests are still coming in for aid, she said. The state received $1.8 billion from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES Act) passed by Congress and signed into law by President Trump.
“My office has received numerous CARES Act funding requests, and we are eager to help as many folks as possible,” Ivey said. “We are still reviewing them to ensure they meet