Wallace Community College-Selma to receive $5.4 million from American Rescue plan

Published 10:12 am Monday, March 14, 2022

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Wallace Community College-Selma received $5.4 million from the American Rescue Plan.

U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) celebrated a one-year anniversary which that a combined $800 million went to 70 colleges and universities in the state for the COVID-19 pandemic.

WCCS President and CEO Dr. James Mitchell said the school is grateful to receive American Rescue funds and Sewell’s assistance.

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“We commend Congresswoman Sewell for her continuous efforts to enhance the growth and vitality of her congressional district,”  Mitchell said. “Funds will help our students with their financial needs, and college programmatic growth.”

Sewell said it was important to invest   in the state’s colleges and universities.

“The success of our colleges, universities, and students is critical to the success of the State of Alabama, and one year after President Biden and the Democratic Congress enacted the American Rescue Plan, Alabama’s campuses are seeing results,” Sewell said.

“Thanks to this landmark law, Alabama’s colleges and universities have the resources to continue serving students and bring down costs despite unprecedented health and learning challenges. As we emerge from this pandemic, I will continue fighting to Build a Better Alabama—especially for our students.”

Here is a total breakdown of colleges  and universities to receive American Rescue Funds:

Community colleges:

-Bishop State Community College: $34,271,512

-Lawson State Community College: $34,045,562

-Shelton State Community College: $29,004,331

-H. Councill Trenholm State Community College: $21,002,921

-Gadsden State Community College: $18,767,865

Historically Black Colleges, University::

-Alabama A&M University: $60,120,210

-Alabama State University: $42,725,038

-Bishop State Community College: $34,271,512

-Lawson State Community College: $34,045,562

-Tuskegee University: $30,961,457

-Shelton State Community College: $29,004,331

-H. Councill Trenholm State Community College: $21,002,921

-Gadsden State Community College: $18,767,865

-Miles College: $18,102,234

-Talladega College: $14,112,105

-J. F. Drake State Community and Technical College: $11,584,720

-Oakwood University: $10,806,960

-Stillman College: $9,171,243

Minority Serving Institutions:

-American Rescue Plan funds include:

-Auburn University Montgomery: $15,781,694

-University of West Alabama: $6,804,076

-Chattahoochee Valley Community College: $6,000,926

-George Corley Wallace State Community College-Selma, $5,472,099

Other colleges and universities:

-University of Alabama: $54,903,000

-Auburn University: $40,998,202

-UAB, $37,329,104