UH Maui Receives $1.18M For Coronavirus Response

April 12, 2020, 9:21 PM HST · Updated April 12, 9:21 PM
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University of Hawai‘i, Maui College, has been granted a total allocation of $1,187,907 in federal funding to help respond to the coronavirus crisis. The minimum allocation for emergency grants for students is $593,954.

The money comes from a $32 million package that Hawai‘i is set to receive for its higher education institutions, US Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i) announced.

“As students leave campus and educators adapt to distance learning programs, Hawai‘i colleges and universities are struggling to stay afloat,” Schatz said in a press release.

“This new federal funding will help our schools continue providing services to students during the pandemic.”

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Due to the coronavirus, colleges and universities in Hawai‘i are facing operational and economic challenges. These new federal funds will be used to assist students and help stabilize colleges and universities so that they can continue to provide educational services.

At least 50 percent of the funds the institutions receive must be used for emergency financial aid grants to students to help ease expenses caused by campus disruptions from the coronavirus. These expenses can include food, housing, technology, health care, course materials, and childcare.

The remaining funds can be used by institutions to help cover the costs of changing the delivery of instruction and transitioning to distance learning. The funds can be used for technology, faculty and staff trainings, and payroll, among other things. The funds cannot be used for endowments, capital improvements to athletic facilities, sectarian instruction or religious worship, or to pay contractors for performing pre-enrollment recruitment activities.

The funding is made available through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which was signed into law in March.

Under the CARES Act, higher education institutions in Hawai‘i and across the country are also able to lift some restrictions like the ability to use Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant funds as emergency aid for students. Institutions no longer have to match funds for certain aid. In addition, work study payments can be made to students unable to work due to coronavirus-related closures.

The higher education institutions receiving funding are:

  • Brigham Young University – Hawai‘i, which is receiving a total allocation of $2,306,881. The minimum allocation for emergency grants for students is $1,153,441;
  • Chaminade University, which is receiving a total allocation of $1,482,800. The minimum allocation for emergency grants for students is $741,400;
  • Hawai‘i Community College, which is receiving a total allocation of $1,147,226. The minimum allocation for emergency grants for students is $573,613;
  • Hawai‘i Institute of Hair Design, which is receiving a total allocation of $163,841. The minimum allocation for emergency grants for students is $81,921;
  • Hawai‘i Medical College, which is receiving a total allocation of $690,676. The minimum allocation for emergency grants for students is $345,338;
  • Hawai‘i Pacific University, which is receiving a total allocation of $1,879,700. The minimum allocation for emergency grants for students is $939,850;
  • Honolulu Community College ,which is receiving a total allocation of $1,107,387. The minimum allocation for emergency grants for students is $553,694;
  • Institute of Clinical Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, which is receiving a total allocation of $14,549. The minimum allocation for emergency grants for students is $7,275;
  • Kapiolani Community College, which is receiving a total allocation of $2,022,941. The minimum allocation for emergency grants for students is $1,011,471;
  • Kauai Community College, which is receiving a total allocation of     $535,684. The minimum allocation for emergency grants for students is $267,842;
  • Leeward Community College  , which is receiving a total allocation of $2,067,889. The minimum allocation for emergency grants for students is $1,033,945;
  • Mauna Loa Helicopters, which is receiving a total allocation of $6,110. The minimum allocation for emergency grants for students is $3,055;
  • Pacific Rim Christian University, which is receiving a total allocation of $156,569. The minimum allocation for emergency grants for students is $78,285;
  • Paul Mitchell the School – Honolulu, which is receiving a total allocation of $237,042. The minimum allocation for emergency grants for students is $118,521;
  • Remington College – Honolulu Campus, which is receiving an estimated allocation of $624,000. The estimated minimum allocation for emergency grants for students is $312,000;
  • University of Hawai‘i, Hilo, which is receiving a total allocation of    $2,994,725. The minimum allocation for emergency grants for students is $1,497,363;
  • University of Hawai‘i, Manoa, which is receiving a total allocation of$11,009,867. The minimum allocation for emergency grants for students is $5,504,934;
  • University of Hawai‘i, Maui College, which is receiving a total allocation of $1,187,907. The minimum allocation for emergency grants for students is $593,954;
  • University of Hawai‘i, West Oahu, which is receiving a total allocation of $1,395,000. The minimum allocation for emergency grants for students is $697,500;
  • University of Phoenix – Hawai‘i, which is receiving an estimated allocation of $311,000. The estimated minimum allocation for emergency grants for students is $155,500; and
  • Windward Community College, which is receiving a total allocation of $551,098. The minimum allocation for emergency grants for students is $275,549.

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