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$55.1 Million in COVID-19 Assistance...

$55.1 Million in COVID-19 Assistance for HBCUs and Minority-Serving Institutions in Mississippi

By: Sarah Ulmer - April 30, 2020

U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), a member of the Senate Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS), and Education Appropriations Subcommittee, today reported that Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) or minority serving institutions in Mississippi have been allocated $55.1 million from the Higher Education Emergency Relief (HEER) Fund authorized in the CARES Act, which was enacted in late March.

This funding is in addition to the $149.0 million announced on April 9 for Mississippi postsecondary educational institutions to support colleges, universities and other schools during the COVID-19 emergency.

Additional information regarding the HBCU funding is available in the U.S. Department of Education news release below.

HBCU Formula allocations (National)

Allocations for Section 18004(a)(2) of CARES Act: EXCEL (176K)

Methodology for Calculating Allocations: PDF (140K)


OPEID School State Strengthening Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) Strengthening HBCU Master’s Program (HBCU Master’s) Strengthening Historically Black Graduate Institutions (HBGIs) Strengthening Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs) Strengthening Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-serving Institutions
Strengthening Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian-serving Institutions (ANNH) Strengthening Native American-serving Nontribal Institutions (NASNTI) Strengthening Predominantly Black Institutions (PBI) Developing Hispanic-serving
Institutions (DHSI)
Opportunities for Hispanic
Americans (PPOHA)
Strengthening Institutions Program (SIP) Total Allocation
00239600 Alcorn State University MS $6,895,286 $1,043,821                   $7,939,107
00239700 Belhaven University MS               $148,159       $148,159
00239800 Blue Mountain College MS                     $38,086 $38,086
00240100 Coahoma Community College MS $3,759,380                     $3,759,380
00240200 Copiah-Lincoln Community College MS                     $163,606 $163,606
00240300 Delta State University MS                     $124,900 $124,900
00240400 East Central Community College MS                     $126,691 $126,691
00240500 East Mississippi Community College MS               $230,011       $230,011
00240700 Hinds Community College MS $14,014,581             $685,196       $14,699,777
00240800 Holmes Community College MS               $262,996       $262,996
00241000 Jackson State University MS $11,101,301   $6,208,725                 $17,310,026
00241100 Jones County Junior College MS                     $186,486 $186,486
00241300 Meridian Community College MS               $198,994       $198,994
00241600 Mississippi Delta Community College MS               $174,714       $174,714
00241700 Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College MS                     $384,060 $384,060
00242200 Mississippi University for Women MS                     $106,640 $106,640
00242400 Mississippi Valley State University MS $3,787,438 $580,434                  

Press Release


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Sarah Ulmer

Sarah is a Mississippi native, born and raised in Madison. She is a graduate of Mississippi State University, where she studied Communications, with an emphasis in Broadcasting and Journalism. Sarah’s experience spans multiple mediums, including extensive videography with both at home and overseas, broadcasting daily news, and hosting a live radio show. In 2017, Sarah became a member of the Capitol Press Corp in Mississippi and has faithfully covered the decisions being made by leaders on some of the most important issues facing our state.