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University of Tennessee is receiving $20 million from the federal CARES Act, likewise others


Some schools across the US will accept millions and millions of dollars in coronavirus bailout money from the federal government.
Campus Reform reports that schools in Tennessee, Massachusetts and Texas will receive millions of dollars from the government.
The University of Tennessee – Knoxville, for instance, is receiving $20 million from the federal CARES Act. Around half of those funds are earmarked to be distributed to students whose semesters were disrupted by the shutdown of the campus last month.
Salem State University in Massachusetts, will also receive around $6.5 million from the federal government.
The position will “implement and embed inclusive excellence in all university endeavors,” the school said.
The University of Texas – San Antonio will receive a whopping near-$30 million under the CARES Act.
The government allocated around $14 billion of the CARES Act for American institutions of higher education. The funds are being distributed to schools automatically, with the amount based on the number of students enrolled in the institution.

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