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Student Emergency Grants

HEERF Emergency Grant Funding and Distribution

CARES ACT/HEERF Student Portion – HEERF (HEERF I)

On February 27, 2020, the federal government enacted the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”), Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (“HEERF”). Section 18004 of the CARES Act establishes the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (“HEERF”). The HEERF provides emergency funding to institutions of higher education, including funds that must go directly to students in the form of emergency financial aid grants (the “HEERF Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students”) for “expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus (including eligible expenses under a student’s cost of attendance, such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child-care)” (the “HEERF Eligible Expenses”).

Please refer to the FAQ for further information concerning this particular grant. 

HEERF II Emergency Grant

In January 2021, the U.S. Department of Education (“ED”) announced additional funding available to institutions of higher education to serve students and ensure learning continues during the COVID-19 pandemic. This funding established the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II (“HEERF II”) and was authorized by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (“CRRSAA”), which was signed into law on December 27, 2020.

Please refer to the FAQ for further information concerning this particular grant.