Louisiana's 3rd District Congressman Clay Higgins has announced, through a press release, that the University of Louisiana at Lafayette will be getting more grant money through the CARES Act.

The CARES Act stands for the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act which is a measure that was passed by Congress and then signed by President Donald Trump to give relief aid to states and various entities.

The University of Louisiana Lafayette will be receiving $300,000 which is coming from the U.S. Economic Development Administration according to the press release.

Congressman Clay Higgins says,

UL Lafayette plays an important role in our regional economic recovery efforts. Their research, assistance to local businesses, and support for workforce training are essential. This grant helps with that effort and will lead to a stronger, more diverse economy for South Louisiana.

Officials say that they will be getting the grant money via the EDA's portion of some of their CARES Act money.