Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds
What are the Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF)?
Since the COVID-19 pandemic started, the United States government has passed spending bills to provide economic relief to individuals, institutions and businesses. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act of March 2020, the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) of December 2020, and the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act of March 2021 were passed by the United States Congress to provide economic relief from COVID-19. These contain money for emergency financial aid grants meant to help students pay for any component of the student’s cost of attendance; or for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care), or child care.
- The total amount of funds that the institution will receive from the Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the:
- CARES Act (a)(1)program is $560,927.
- CRRSAA (a)(1)program is $560,927.
- ARP (a)(1) program is $2,356,764
How will emergency funds be distributed?
If I receive a grant and have an outstanding balance on my UCC student account, will the funds be applied to it?
Institutional Quarterly Spending Reports
First Quarter: March 31, 2022
Fourth Quarter: December 31, 2021
Third Quarter: September 30, 2021 (Revised October 2021)
Second Quarter: June 30, 2021
First Quarter: March 31, 2021
Fourth Quarter: December 31, 2020
Third Quarter: September 30, 2020