Loma Linda University recently received more than $ 4.8 million in grants from the California Department of Education. About half of the funds will support student financial aid, and the remaining half will support the needs of institutions.
More than $ 159 million in emergency US bailout funding for California colleges, universities and students was recently approved by Congress. The funding will allow these institutions to offset losses due to the COVID-19 crisis and continue to provide high-quality education while ensuring student safety.
Ronald Carter, PhD, Loma Linda University Provost, says US bailout funds will provide timely financial assistance to students in greatest need.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has been a difficult time for all of higher education,” Carter said. “These resources will dramatically improve our ability to support students as they continue to strive to achieve their educational and professional goals.”
At least half of the funding each institution receives will be distributed in the form of emergency financial assistance grants to students facing hunger, homelessness and other hardships.
Representative Pete Aguilar voted to pass the US bailout, President Biden’s COVID-19 relief plan that provides $ 36 billion to nearly 3,500 colleges and universities across the country.
“The adoption of the US bailout was about giving communities like ours the resources to overcome this crisis and come out stronger,” said Aguilar. “The colleges and universities of the Inland Empire provide our young people with a first-rate education right here in our region. These institutions are the cornerstones of our community that create jobs and drive progress that helps boost our local economy, and I will continue to support them.
This is the Department of Education’s third round of Loma Linda University funding related to COVID-19 assistance to higher education institutions.
Information on student support programs is available online.