WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) announced more than $233 million in emergency funding for colleges, universities and students in New Jersey’s 1st Congressional District under the American Rescue Plan. The funding will help local institutions cope with the severe financial fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic and continue serving their students safely. At least half of the funding each institution receives will be distributed in the form of emergency cash assistance grants to students who are facing hunger, homelessness and other hardship.
The American Rescue Plan provides $36 billion for nearly 3,500 public and private, nonprofit colleges and universities nationwide.
“The success of our local colleges and universities is critical to the success of our students and to strengthening our community,” said Congressman Norcross, a member of the House Education and Labor Committee. “The American Rescue Plan makes a historic investment that will secure the future of these valued institutions and provide struggling students with urgent relief that will allow them to stay on track and complete their education. In Congress, I worked to deliver this critical support for institutions of higher education, and I applaud the Biden-Harris Administration for its relentless focus on defeating the pandemic and building back a better economy every American.”
The colleges and universities in New Jersey’s 1st District receiving funding under the American Rescue Plan are:
- Camden County College: $22,665,993
- Rowan University: $40,808,150
- Rowan College of South Jersey: $22,347,961
- Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey (Camden, Newark, New Brunswick): $147,821,278
Students should contact their institutions for more information about how they can apply for an emergency grant.
To read more about emergency education funding under the American Rescue Plan, click here.