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Community colleges, four-year institutions get $354 million from Biden's $36 billion in recovery plan.

Oregon universities and colleges will share $354 million of the $36 billion that President Joe Biden's pandemic recovery plan provides for higher education across the United States.

U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici has released a detailed list of how much each public and private institution will get starting May 11. The plan specifies that half the amount is reserved for emergency grants to students.

"I advocated for significant federal relief to help students meet basic needs and stay on track with their education, and to help these institutions keep their doors open," she said in a statement. "This funding will allow schools to serve students who have been most affected by the pandemic, and help our communities build back better. "

Bonamici is a Democrat from Beaverton who represents the 1st District of northwest Oregon. She also sits on the higher education subcommittee of the House Education and Labor Committee. One of the subcommittee's tasks is to renew federal spending authority for higher education, particularly student aid programs.

Below is a selected list of institutions, separated by community college, public and private four-year institutions, and listed in order of descending amounts from the American Rescue Plan. The list covers institutions in the Portland metropolitan area and other communities served by Pamplin Media Group and EO Media Group.

Amounts are rounded:

Community colleges:

Portland, which also serves Washington County and part of Columbia County, $54.3 million; Chemeketa, which also serves Yamhill County, $22.2 million; Mount Hood, $14.1 million; Clackamas, $9.9 million; Central Oregon, $11 million; Blue Mountain, $3.5 million; Clatsop, $1.9 million.

Public four-year institutions:

Portland State University, $54.1 million; Oregon State University (campuses in Corvallis and Bend), $46.1 million; University of Oregon (building in Portland), $42.8 million; Western Oregon University, $12.3 million; Oregon Institute of Technology (campuses in Klamath Falls and Wilsonville), $7.3 million; Oregon Health & Science University, $2.8 million.

Private four-year institutions:

By alphabet, Corban University, Salem, $2.5 million; George Fox University, Newberg, $7 million; Lewis & Clark College, Portland; $4.7 million; Linfield University, McMinnville; $4 million; Mount Angel Seminary, Mount Angel, $164,000; Multnomah University, Portland, $1.3 million; Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, $4.1 million; Pacific University, Forest Grove, $6.1 million; University of Portland, $6.8 million; Reed College, Portland, $2.2 million; Warner Pacific University, Portland, $2.3 million; University of Western States, Portland, $229,000; Willamette University, Salem, $3.8 million.


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