Governor’s Coronavirus Financial Advisory Committee directs another $6 million to higher education

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BOISE, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) – The Governor’s Coronavirus Financial Advisory Committee (CFAC) voted Friday to direct another $6 million in federal relief funds to higher education in Idaho.

This brings the total financial support from federal COVID funds for the public institutions this year to $54.4 million.

“Idaho’s institutions of higher education play a huge role in our state’s economic prosperity, and it is critical that we support students as much as possible during these unprecedented times,” Governor Little said. “It was a priority of mine that higher education institutions were fully funded to cover the increased operating costs associated with COVID.”

The breakdown of federal COVID funding for higher education so far includes:

  • $36,175,557 from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund: This was a direct distribution from the federal government to institutions. At least half is to be used for emergency grants to students to cover student financial
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