ASU receives $46M from CARES Act for efforts in fighting COVID-19
Dec. 30, 2020
Arizona State University’s efforts to respond to the impact of COVID-19 on the university community and on the public at large have been supported by both the state of Arizona and through CARES Act funding provided to the state.
The university is very grateful for Gov. Doug Ducey’s decision to allocate $46 million through the CARES Act to reimburse a portion of ASU’s COVID-related costs. Among these costs are expenditures for public health and safety employees, isolation and quarantine management, student COVID-19 testing, and IT enhancements and the transition to ASU Sync, the university’s technology-enabled flexible learning modality. These costs are consistent with guidance from the U.S. Department of Treasury regarding the use of CARES Act assistance, and the funds helped the university continue to provide a learning and teaching environment that enabled students to continue their studies and stay on track toward graduation.