Gov. Ivey Announces over $72 million in CARES Act Funds for Higher Education

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By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Shanaya Daughtrey
TUSCALOOSA, AL- On  Sept. 10, Gov. Kay Ivey awarded $72.34 million of the Coronavirus Relief Fund for higher education institutions to support the purchase of technology and infrastructure related to remote instruction and distance learning.
“Since July, the state of Alabama has awarded $432,753,000 to various levels of education to ensure that we have a safe and smart continuation of educational instruction,” Ivey said.
It is no secret that COVID-19 has altered the landscape of higher education institutions and the deficiencies embedded within them.
“COVID-19 has exposed deficiencies in our remote learning capabilities, and I am pleased to award our institutions of higher education the critical funds to enhance their instructional experience,” said Gov. Ivey
Gov.Ivey claims that her office has received numerous CARES Act funding requests and is eager to help as many people as possible.
Consequently, her office is still reviewing the requests to ensure they meet eligibility requirements under the letter of the law and will be forthcoming when finalized.
Alabama’s community college system will receive $27,345,000.

The $27 million is coming from the $300 million for expenditures related to technology and infrastructure related to remote instruction and learning.
Technology hardware and software will be …

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