“We almost didn’t make it,” how Birmingham city council could potentially help Birmingham Southern remain open

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) – WBRC has the latest update on Birmingham Southern’s efforts to keep their doors open. State leaders recently created a new loan program and extended 30 million dollars to help keep the college open, but the school is still working to secure more funding support from the city and county.

The city council agreed to provide a one time funding investment with the institution, but there are a few stipulations, one we know and some we still don’t. First BSC must secure state aid through the loan program.

It will then be up to the Mayor and Birmingham Southern leaders to determine stipulations for additional city funding.

On Tuesday, the council showed they would likely support whatever agreement is reached.