Lone Star College receives $28 million in CARES Act funding

Lone Star College is receiving funding as part of the CARES Act. (Photo by Danica Smithwick/Community Impact Newspaper)
Lone Star College is receiving funding as part of the CARES Act. (Photo by Danica Smithwick/Community Impact Newspaper)

Lone Star College is receiving funding as part of the CARES Act. (Photo by Danica Smithwick/Community Impact Newspaper)

Lone Star College has been named to receive more than $28 million in relief funding as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act.

According to a press release from the office of Senator John Cornyn, LSC is among the Houston area schools that will be receiving over $145 million in federal grants to help campuses adjust to the disruption caused by coronavirus.

According to the press release, at least half of the funding has to go towards providing financial aid to students.

Kyle Scott, LSC vice chancellor strategic priorities, said the college is hoping for final approval for funding within the next week and it will come through in two phases.

"The first phase can be utilized for emergency aid that is coronaviurs related," Scott said. "This includes tuition, fees, books and the way it was relayed to us, this can be used for WiFi and food shortages."


The second phase of funding involves institutional support, including the loss of revenue, financial deficits, cleaning buildings and the costs associated with loaning laptops for computers. Approval for the second phase of funding has not been opened at this time.

Scott said the funding will allow the college to postpone fee increases through the end of the year and maintain its reserve funds.

"It will enable us to operate as we plan to without any deficit to the community," Scott said.

LSC is slated to receive a total of $28,823,255.


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