Nearly $36M in CARES Act funds on the way for KCTCS students

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VERSAILLES, Ky. — The Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) will receive approximately $36 million from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which was passed by Congress last week. Each of the 16 KCTCS colleges will receive a portion of these funds ranging from just over $800,000 to more than $5 million.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Kentuckians, including many KCTCS students, have been hit hard with illness and job loss.

Dr. Jay Box

“We thank the entire Kentucky Congressional delegation for their work on this important legislation,” KCTCS President Jay K. Box said. “We especially appreciate Sen. Mitch McConnell’s leadership to help provide much needed resources for Kentucky students and higher education institutions.”

According to the U.S. Department of Education, this emergency financial aid can be used by students for course materials, technology, housing, food, healthcare and childcare costs. This week, KCTCS should receive further information and guidance on when and how the funds will be distributed to students. Here is a breakdown of what KCTCS colleges will receive.

  • Ashland Community and Technical College   $1,897,125
  • Big Sandy Community and Technical College   $1,809,773
  • Bluegrass Community and Technical College   $4,961,119
  • Elizabethtown Community and Technical College  $2,426,734
  • Gateway Community and Technical College   $1,797,783
  • Hazard Community and Technical College   $1,248,333
  • Henderson Community College     $   806,658
  • Hopkinsville Community College     $1,399,325
  • Jefferson Community and Technical College   $5,179,693
  • Madisonville Community and Technical College  $1,069,051
  • Maysville Community and Technical College   $1,992,396
  • Owensboro Community and Technical College   $1,789,723
  • Somerset Community College     $3,029,445
  • Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College $2,424,487
  • Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College $1,616,993
  • West Kentucky Community and Technical College  $2,444,514