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Posted on: October 1, 2021

Three Cumberland County colleges/universities set to get American Rescue Plan funding

Cumberland County Higher Education American Rescue Plan Recovery Grant Program

CARLISLE, Pa. (WHTM) — Cumberland County Commissioners are helping three colleges/universities in the county for their COVID-19 related needs with $2.5 million through the Higher Education American Rescue Plan Recovery Grant Program.

Central Penn College will receive $1.4 million to help with job training improvements. Shippensburg University was allocated $500,000 to cover COVID-19 testing costs. And Messiah University will be given $600,000 for estimated costs of COVID-19 vaccines, testing and other medical equipment.

Penn State Dickinson Law and Dickinson College were sent applications from Cumberland County Commissioners but did not send them back by the deadline, the press release said.

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