Senators Announce Funding to Support NJ Colleges

Posted on April 28, 2020

In the past week, Senator Booker announced $323 million in federal funding to support New Jersey colleges and students, half of which will be released immediately. Out of this funding, a total of $3.8 million has been allocated to Somerset County’s Raritan Valley Community College. Senator Booker released the following statement following the announcement:

“The coronavirus pandemic has touched nearly every aspect of New Jerseyans lives, from our health to our jobs to our colleges and universities,” said Sen. Booker. “I fought alongside Senator Menendez to ensure the economic hardships being experienced by students and our institutions of higher education are addressed so they receive the help they desperately need. This federal funding is a critical first step in supporting New Jersey’s colleges and universities, students, staff, faculty, and researchers battling this ongoing crisis.”

The full text of the press release can be found here.

The Senator will continue to fight for federal resources to support those adversely impacted by the pandemic. .