TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KLIX)-The College of Southern Idaho will get a little more than $2 million as part of the federal government grant package to help higher education institutions and students weather the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The Idaho State Board of Education announced CSI will get $2,076,917 from the Caronavirus Aid, Relief, Economic and Security (CARES) Act passed by congress.

Half of the funding allocated to the college must be used for emergency funding for financial aid for students, about $1,080,939, which the college has discretion in how it is distributed.

According to the Board, a total of $36 million is headed to Idahos colleges and universities. Boise State will get about $10.9 million while Idaho State University will get $7.1 million.

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