Please review a presentation
on key administrative and congressional actions in the education sector during the past quarter.
On March 11, President Biden signed into law The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (P.L. 117-2), the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package passed through budget reconciliation. Importantly, the bill includes numerous provisions vital to osteopathic medical education (OME), including $330 million to expand the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education Program; $39.6 billion for institutions of higher education, including colleges of osteopathic medicine (COMs); $7.7 billion for public health workforce expansion; and $40 million for improving health professionals’ mental and behavioral health. In addition, the package provides funding for rural hospitals, vaccines, testing and COVID-19 medical supplies. Read AACOM's press statement on the legislation and view AACOM’s analysis of the package to learn more about provisions of interest to OME.
January 22, 2021
The fiscal year 2021 omnibus spending bill
, which included a COVID-19 stimulus package, provides funding for institutions of higher education, including osteopathic medical schools, to defray the costs of the COVID-19 pandemic. For further information on these provisions that may be beneficial to AACOM membership, please view the AACOM analysis
developed in partnership with Hogan, Marren, Babbo & Rose, Ltd.
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