Learn more about federal relief money going to institutions of higher education in Maine. "Maine colleges and universities will receive $105.7 million in emergency funding under the federal government's American Rescue Plan, with half of the money going directly to students facing hunger, homelessness and other hardship. The $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan stimulus bill, signed into law by President Joe Biden in March, includes more than $36 billion in emergency grants for post-secondary education. Nationwide, the grants will help more than 5,000 institutions of higher education provide emergency financial aid to millions of student and ensure that learning continues during the pandemic. Emergency funds provided plan will more than double relief aid available to students already authorized under other federal legislation, including the CARES Act."

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