Portman Announces Nearly $3 Million in Federal Grants to Support Higher Education Institutions in Ohio

September 28, 2020 | Press Releases

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) announced that the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) has awarded seven higher education schools in Ohio nearly $3 million in Strengthening Institutions Program (SIP) grants to help the schools become self-sufficient and expand their capacity to serve low-income students by providing funds to improve and strengthen their academic quality, institutional management, and fiscal stability. 

“I applaud the Department of Education for awarding nearly $3 million in Strengthening Institutions Program for these seven schools across Ohio,” said Portman. “This grant funding will help these schools increase the capacity of the students they are able to serve. I will continue to work with my colleagues in the Senate to make sure all Ohioans, no matter their economic status, can reach their God-given potential.” 

The following schools received funding:

Cuyahoga Community College District     $405,038.00

Muskingum University                              $450,000.00

Defiance College                                      $432,634.00

Hocking Technical College                       $450,000.00

Zane State College                                  $450,000.00

Clark State Community College               $262,850.00

Marion Technical College                         $449,168.00