Representative Dusty Johnson introducing The Empower parents in College Act

August 31, 2019
In The News


SIOUX FALLS, S.D. ( -- Representative Dusty Johnson is looking to make the transition for single parents going into higher ed a little easier. In the month of September Johnson will introduce the Empower Parents in College Act.

The Empower Parents in College Act he says would allow colleges and technical institutes that serve low-income students to apply for existing grant funds from the Strengthening Institutions Program.


"If Congress can add flexibility for college student-parents at no extra cost to the program, it should be a no-brainer. I look forward to keeping you posted as this legislation progresses."


Currently, colleges and technical schools utilize Strengthening Institutions Program grants to expand student services for low-income students. The act would help further expand funding so parents needing unconventional child-care can find help.