Millikin receives $124k in state GEER grant

February 4, 2023 – Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Board of Higher Education have awarded $10.5 million in grants through the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund (GEER) program to 21 institutions of higher education in Illinois, including Millikin University.

These funds will be used to provide academic and social-emotional learning supports for students most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, especially Black, Latino, low-income, first generation, working adult, and rural students. Grants to public institutions were allocated using a formula to ensure equitable distribution, and grants were awarded to non-public institutions through a competitive application process.

“The COVID-19 pandemic created unprecedented challenges for our students,” said Governor JB Pritzker. “For many of them, particularly those from historically disadvantaged groups, they struggled to recover. I’m proud to announce these relief grants for twenty-one institutions, which will empower colleges and universities to help students get back on track and give them the tools they need to succeed and graduate from their programs.”
This is the second round of GEER grants to Illinois institutions of higher education to help mitigate the effects of the pandemic.
GEER II Formula Grant Awards
  • Chicago State University: $407,613
  • Eastern Illinois University: $403,671
  • Governors State University: $447,928
  • Illinois State University: $709,272
  • Northeastern Illinois University: $700,856
  • Northern Illinois University: $1,196,840
  • Southern Illinois University – Carbondale: $755,603
  • Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville: $624,059
  • University of Illinois – Chicago: $2,461,756
  • University of Illinois – Springfield: $164,798
  • University of Illinois – Urbana/Champaign: $787,393
  • Western Illinois University: $840,211
GEER II Competitive Grant Awards
  • Aurora University: $125,000
  • Benedictine University: $116,928
  • East-West University: $125,000
  • Illinois College: $50,644
  • Millikin University: $124,285
  • National Louis University: $96,285
  • North Park University: $115,697
  • Roosevelt University: $121,202
  • Saint Xavier University: $124,956

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February 4, 2023 at 07:45AM

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