Maloney Announces American Rescue Plan Funding for NY-12 Higher Learning Institutions

May 14, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) announced more than $322.9 million in funding for colleges, universities, and students in New York’s 12th Congressional District, funded by the American Rescue Plan. Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) aid will help local institutions cope with the severe financial fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic and continue serving their students safely. At least half of the funding each institution receives will be distributed in the form of emergency grants to students who are facing hunger, homelessness, and other hardships due to COVID-19, so that they can continue their educations.


“New York’s colleges and universities are a critical part of our city and communities. Many of their students are life-long New Yorkers, or have found a new home in our city thanks to these schools,” said Rep. Maloney. “The historic investment made by the American Rescue Plan will secure the future of these valued institutions and provide struggling students with the urgent relief they need to stay on track and complete their educations.”


The colleges and universities in New York’s 12th District receiving funding from the American Rescue Plan are:


  • CUNY Hunter College: $59,068,313
  • Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science & Art: $2,045,671
  • Marymount Manhattan College: $4,553,023
  • Mercy College: $22,761,745
  • New York University: $66,992,365
  • Fashion Institute of Technology: $19,603,075
  • Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion: $262,924
  • CUNY Graduate School & University Center: $3,210,223
  • Phillips School of Nursing at Mount Sinai Beth Israel: $421, 200
  • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai: $820,437
  • CUNY Bernard M. Baruch College: $50,140,650
  • American Academy of Dramatic Arts: $1,375,734
  • The Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre: $165,969
  • CUNY LaGuardia Community College: $48,792,766
  • Touro College: $22,279,781
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center: $20,747
  • The New School: $14,361,119
  • New York School of Interior Design: $418,971
  • Circle in the Square Theatre School: $91,898
  • New York College of Health Professions: $1,640,624
  • The CUNY School of Law: $417,451
  • Unification Theological Seminary: $52,975
  • Stella and Charles Guttman Community College: $3,902,512




The American Rescue Plan Act, which was signed into law on March 11, 2021, included nearly $40 billion in funding for more than 5,000 institutions of higher education nationwide through its Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF). Of that amount, $36 billion is designated for public and private nonprofit institutions and $3 billion for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs). Institutions receiving HEERF funds must spend at least 50 percent of those funds on student financial relief grants. For-profit institutions must spend 100 percent of HEERF funding on student financial relief grants. Students should contact their institutions for more information about how they can apply for an emergency grant.


To read more about emergency education funding under the American Rescue Plan, click here.