A bill fully funding college MAP grants is headed to the Governor’s desk. The measure appropriates 227 million dollars to the grant program for low income students. These grants have gone unfunded during the budget impasse, leaving some students worried they may have to drop out says State Senator Donne Trotter.
Opponents argue that the legislation provides no funding source for the MAP grants, rendering the effort meaningless. A few weeks ago the Governor approved partial funding of MAP grants using special state funds.