New York Awarded $6.7 Million in Federal Grants for Low-Income Students

This week, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that a $6.7 million in federal College Access Challenge Grants has been awarded to New York State. This grant money will increase college enrollment and completion among low-income students across New York.

As a member of the Senate Education Committee, Senator Joe Robach was pleased to see New York State awarded this grant to support education for those who might not otherwise be able to afford it.

“I have always believed that everyone should have the opportunity to get an education so they can be successful in their adult life,” said Joe Robach. “This grant money will give more New York college students, and soon-to-be college students, the chance to go on to earn a college degree, something that is so valuable in today’s world.”

Senator Joe Robach has always advocated for making higher education more cost-friendly so that every student can work towards the goal of enrolling in college, while not having the worry about how they are going to pay for it.

This is the fifth federal College Access Challenge Grant awarded to New York State. The New York State Higher Education Services Corporation will administer the grant and has successfully competed for New York’s previous four federal CAGG awards totaling $29 million and has provided services to more than 124,000 New Yorkers.