Radford University Receives $3 Million for COVID-19 Aid

< 1 min read Radford University and other Virginia colleges will receive over millions of dollars in coronavirus aid from the CARES Act.

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Photo Credit: (Viacheslav Bublyk) Gov. Ralph Northam announced that Virginia would allocate $116 million to the colleges and universities.

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By Wesley Wallace | wwallace5@radford.edu

Radford University is among several colleges and universities in Virginia that will receive federal funding for coronavirus aid.

Tuesday, Oct. 27, Gov. Ralph Northam announced that Virginia would allocate $116 million to the colleges and universities. The money is coming from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

CARES revenue will provide personal protective equipment, sanitization and cleaning, coronavirus testing for students and faculty, and distance learning and teleworking resources at public universities and medical centers.

According to an article released by the Roanoke Times, Radford University will receive $3,569,767 in COVID-19 funding, and Virginia Tech will receive $13,296,727.

The money is coming from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

Gov. Northam explained how the funding would support Virginia’s education system. “Virginia has some of the best colleges and universities in the nation, and they are working overtime to keep students, staff, and faculty safe,” he said.

“This additional $116 million in federal funding will go a long way towards closing COVID-related budget gaps at these institutions, and will ensure they can continue to provide a world-class education in the midst of this public health crisis,” Gov. Northam said.

Given Radford University’s current decline in student enrollment for the Fall 2020 semester, funding from the CARES act will significantly help the university maintain its economic mobility.