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APLU In The News: April 8, 2022

April 8, 2022
A just-released report by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) shows that public research universities spent the vast majority of the federal pandemic relief funding they received to meet students’ basic needs, reduce the effects of Covid-19, and shift to alternative forms of instruction such as online and hybrid classes during the worst of the pandemic.
April 8, 2022
Public research universities spent almost $14.5 billion in federal coronavirus relief funding by the end of 2021, totaling about 70% of the amount they received, according to an analysis released Wednesday by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities.
April 8, 2022
An analysis by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities has found that public research universities had spent nearly $14.5 billion, or over 70 percent of the federal COVID-19 relief grant dollars they received, as of Dec. 31, 2021. This includes the nearly $10 billion from the first two pandemic relief bills—the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act and the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, as well as a substantial portion of the third round of funding that came from the American Rescue Plan Act. Funds were used to meet students’ basic needs, mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and shift to digital then hybrid instruction formats with unprecedented speed. Spending has continued this year.