- Published: Thursday, May 19, 2016 04:48 PM
SPRINGFIELD—Senator Terry Link (D-Vernon Hills) voted with his colleagues to fully fund the MAP grant program for the current fiscal year.
House Bill 4167 would fund the MAP grant with an additional $227 million to fully fund the program for the fiscal year. This would join Senate Bill 2059, which passed both chambers in a bipartisan manner, to fund MAP grants.
“This is about prioritizing our college students who needed this assistance and keeping our promise to them,” Link said. “I urge the governor to join us in keeping our promises to our students and universities.”
The legislation now heads to the governor for his approval.