LANSING, Mich. (June 1, 2020) – Lansing Community College has distributed more than $1 million of CARES Act funding to its students. The college was the recipient of $2.9 million from the federal government’s Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act to provide emergency grants to students affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced in early April that the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund had authorized the distribution of funds.
To date, more than 1,250 students have received grants designed to offer relief from the disruption to their lives and education when LCC moved to a remote environment due to the coronavirus outbreak.
The CARES Act emergency funds have allowed the college to assist our students in this unprecedented and challenging time. Students will now have the resources and the flexibility to continue their education while meeting urgent financial needs.
These grants will allow students to put the priority back on their education with the stability and comfort they need to move beyond COVID-19.
LCC anticipates providing funding to hundreds of additional students who have applied but still need to submit more information to complete the application process. The need is great and new funding requests continue to come in every day.
Funding can be used to meet non-academic needs related to health care concerns, job loss, or a reduction in hours, transportation, and rent/mortgage payments.