Ky. colleges get $269 million for coronavirus help

Ky. colleges get $269 million for coronavirus help

KENTUCKY (WFIE) - More COVID-19 relief funding is on the way for several Kentucky colleges and universities.

For this round of funds, a total of more than $269 million will be divvied out.

“It’s my understanding the federal government has a formula,” Fr. Larry Hostetter, the president of Brescia University said. “The federal government has all of our statistics. We submit that every year. In terms of enrollment, how many of our students are eligible for Pell Grants.”

On the local level, Henderson Community College is receiving $1.8 million, Brescia University is collecting $1.2 million, Kentucky Wesleyan College is acquiring $1.5 million and Owensboro Community and Techincal College is receiving $4.3 million.

Madisonville Community College is also set to receive $2.9 million.

“In higher education, obviously especially at a smaller private institution like ourselves, we’re reliant on a lot of the regular operations, and so when you can’t plan for these types of funding to come through, it’s certainly much appreciated when they do,” Eddie Kenney, the vice-president of advancement at Kentucky Wesleyan College said.

School administrators say they are waiting on guidance from the government on how they can spend the money.

“I know some of it has to go to help students,” Hostetter said. “And the other is for any kind of pandemic expenses that are expenses that we normally wouldn’t have, also loss of revenue.”

Last year, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act delivered a total of over $156 million to Kentucky’s colleges and universities.

Schools could transfer the emergency financial aid to students to help pay for course materials, technology, housing, food, healthcare, and childcare costs.

Brescia University and Kentucky Wesleyan College representatives tell 14 News they have not cut any programs.

“I tell people because we’ve had a number of really good years before the pandemic with good enrollment that we’ve got a strong foundation,” Hostetter said. “And I’m glad we did because certainly like most institutions, we’re being battered financially by the pandemic.”

The state has informed 14 News that a total of over $204 million for the colleges and universities has risen to $269 million.

The state also told 14 News that Owensboro Community and Technical College has been added to the list and will obtain $4.3 million.

Alice Lloyd College

$1,309,966

American College of Barbering

$76,600

American National University

$335,944

Appalachian Beauty School

$35,066

Asbury Theological Seminary

$419,058

Asbury University

$1,736,565

Ashland Community and Technical College

$3,997,808

ATA College

$1,084,525

Barrett & Company School of Hair Design

$48,170

Beckfield College

$647,452

Bellarmine University

$3,570,531

Berea College

$5,326,942

Big Sandy Community and Technical College

$4,476,232

Brescia University

$1,196,232

Brighton Center’s Center for Employment Training

$368,508

Campbellsville University

$7,256,937

Centre College of Kentucky

$1,421,366

Clear Creek Baptist Bible College

$110,307

Eastern Kentucky University

$18,411,187

Elizabethtown Community and Technical College

$6,335,828

Employment Solutions

$483,506

Galen Health Institutes

$5,652,086

Gateway Community and Technical College

$4,249,192

Georgetown College

$1,481,847

Hazard Community and Technical College

$3,109,690

Henderson Community College

$1,807,184

Hopkinsville Community College

$3,556,627

Ideal Beauty Academy

$24,636

Jefferson Community and Technical College

$12,800,342

Jenny Lea Academy of Cosmetology

$41,995

Kentucky Christian University

$919,413

Kentucky Horseshoeing School

$24,175

Kentucky Mountain Bible College

$111,533

Kentucky State University

$2,817,902

Kentucky Wesleyan College

$1,448,016

Lexington Healing Arts Academy

$68,733

Lexington Theological Seminary

$21,480

Lindsey Institute of Cosmetology

$38,613

Lindsey Wilson College

$4,250,842

Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary

$53,158

Madisonville Community College

$2,936,703

Maysville Community and Technical College

$4,591,401

Medical Career and Technical College

$117,213

MedQuest College

$671,848

Midway University

$1,614,558

Morehead State University

$11,119,678

Murray State University

$10,236,265

Northern Kentucky University

$13,713,911

Owensboro Community and Technical College

$4,372,164

Paul Mitchell The School ‐ Lexington

$172,777

Paul Mitchell The School ‐ Louisville

$151,035

PJ’s College of Cosmetology

$279,570

PJ’s College of Cosmetology

$51,177

Regina Webb Academy

$20,918

Simmons College of Kentucky

$499,431

Somerset Community College

$7,072,505

Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College

$5,410,058

Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College

$3,839,470

Spalding University

$1,902,707

Sullivan University

$1,885,695

Summit Salon Academy

$109,212

Thomas More University

$2,520,355

Transylvania University

$1,278,124

Tri‐State Barber College

$19,107

Union College

$1,956,695

University of Kentucky

$26,729,420

University of Louisville

$20,434,285

University of Pikeville

$2,756,839

University of the Cumberlands

$5,852,797

West Kentucky Community and Technical College

$6,080,214

Western Kentucky University

$18,748,413

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