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Democrats Delivered $565 Million in Relief to 90 Minnesota Colleges & Universities


Today, the Department of Education released a state-by-state breakdown of the resources provided to colleges and universities by President Biden and Congressional Democrats’ American Rescue Plan.

Overall, the American Rescue Plan provided over $565 million to colleges and universities across Minnesota. Almost half the funding, roughly $234 million, went to community colleges. This funding helped universities continue to run during the pandemic, keep faculty and other staff employed, and provide direct financial aid to students at risk of dropping out.

Republican Representatives Tom Emmer (MN-06), Michelle Fischbach (MN-07), and Pete Stauber (MN-08) voted against the American Rescue Plan.

Below is the statewide total as well as the totals per congressional district in Minnesota.

Minnesota Total: $565,145,890

  • MN District 01: $81,240,690
  • MN District 02: $20,638,100
  • MN District 03: $58,180,469
  • MN District 04: $105,428,092
  • MN District 05: $112,867,636
  • MN District 06: $50,744,963
  • MN District 07: $75,101,556
  • MN District 08: $60,944,384

DFL Party Chairman Ken Martin released the following statement:

“Today’s announcement is another important reminder that President Biden and Democrats delivered for Minnesotans while Republicans just tried to stand in the way. When Minnesota Republicans voted against the American Rescue Plan, they didn’t just oppose a bill to save lives and rebuild our economy by vaccinating Americans, they fought against support for students, community colleges, and public universities throughout their districts.”