CARES Act Money Heading To Northern Illinois Colleges and Universities

From a release from Rep. Lauren Underwood: The CARES Act provides $14 billion in emergency higher education relief to help students and institutions during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. At least half of the funds received by each institution will be distributed to students in the form of emergency cash assistance grants to help pay for housing, food, and other essentials.  

Local colleges and universities receiving funding under the CARES Act include: 

·         College of Lake County: $4,973,042 

·         College of DuPage: $9,100,886 

·         Elgin Community College: $4,600,718 

·         Joliet Junior College: $5,497,625 

·         Kishwaukee College: $1,545,526 

·         McHenry County College: $2,254,053 

·         Northern Illinois University: $14,825,179 

·         Waubonsee Community College: $3,198,731