O’Halleran Announces over $471 million for Arizona Colleges under ARP

May 21, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) announced more than $471 million in emergency funding for colleges, universities, and students in Arizona would be distributed under the American Rescue Plan. The funding will help institutions cope with the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic and navigate future challenges. At least half of the funding each institution receives will be distributed in the form of emergency cash assistance grants to students who are facing hunger, homelessness, and other hardship.

“The success of our local and state educational institutions is critical to the success of Arizona’s population, economy, and future leaders,” said O’Halleran. “I was proud to vote in favor of the American Rescue Plan to provide struggling students with urgent relief that will help them to stay on track and complete their education.”

Institution Name                                                              Total award       

Arizona Western College

$ 16,504,583

Cochise College

$ 9,568,797

Eastern Arizona College

$ 8,306,984

Glendale Community College

$ 33,424,136

Mesa Community College

$ 31,155,467

Phoenix College

$ 20,552,476

Yavapai College

$ 10,689,335

Arizona State University

$ 191,373,341

Northern Arizona University

$ 66,183,680

University of Arizona (The)

$ 83,541,350

Students can contact their institutions for information about how they can apply for an emergency grant.

“The American Rescue Plan provides critical support to students and university operations with one-time resources during this unprecedented pandemic.  Health and safety have been of foremost importance and we are pleased to utilize these funds to support those efforts as well as technology and infrastructure investments critical to offering our students many options for continuing their educational pursuits.” – Rita Hartung Cheng, President, NAU

“The COVID-19 pandemic caused a great amount of financial, physical, and emotional strain for students in Arizona and across the country. We are grateful for efforts to support the students at the University of Arizona via resources like those provided in the American Rescue Plan Act. In addition, we appreciate the funding provided to meet institutions’ needs. This funding continues to help us manage the added costs of sustaining our education, extension, and research operations during the pandemic.” – Liesl Folks, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, University of Arizona