The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) and South Texas College (STC) will be receiving over $54 million in federal funding as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
The funding will help both institutions taking an impact due to the pandemic.
A press release from Congressman Vicente Gonzalez states UTRGV will be receiving $34,334,258. STC will receive $20,022,398.
“Higher education institutions and students in South Texas are in much need of aid as a result of the coronavirus and its many consequences,” said Congressman Gonzalez in the release.
Congressman Henry Cuellar also mentioned in a release that there would be funding for trade and vocational schools in the Valley.
“Now more than ever, students in South Texas need our help weathering this economic crisis,” said Congressman Cuellar in the release. “This federal investment will help students meet their financial needs, such as the cost of food, housing and other basic essentials, and ensure our institutions of higher education can continue to operate during this crisis”
In the release from Cuellar, it is stated that 50 percent will be going towards the items previously mentioned and that the Department of Education would announce additional guidelines in the coming weeks addressing the remaining 50 percent.