Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II - CRRSAA
UPDATE: APPLICATIONS ARE NO LONGER BEING ACCEPTED.
- Initial - First Quarter CRRSAA Report - March 31, 2021
- Second and Final Quarter CRRSAA Report - June 30, 2021 - Revised
Provided through the federal Coronavirus Response and Recovery Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA).
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) created the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) in the spring of 2020. We were very glad to be able to provide grants to students during the spring and summer terms of 2020. Information related to the awarding of those grants may be found HERE.
In December, 2020, the U.S. government passed the Coronavirus Response and Recovery Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) which provided supplemental grant awards to higher education institutions. This included a supplemental award of $1,470,055 for additional emergency grants for students. The U.S. Department of Education provided guidance in making these awards in March, 2021.
Eligibility requirements for a CRRSAA HEERF II Grant
- Based on criteria established by the college, all credit students who are U.S. citizens
and have been enrolled with tuition charges during the spring 2021 term, are eligible
for a HEERF II grant.
- The college must provide priority to the neediest students and decided to use the
FASFA expected family contribution (EFC) to make that determination. The Higher Education
Emergency Relief Fund II committee decided on a formula for awarding these grants
that uses both the EFC from FASFA, if available and the number of hours enrolled.
A minimum grant amount will be awarded to students who did not complete the FASFA
and have no EFC calculated.
- In addition, grants are being provided to adult education students who are actively enrolled during the spring 2021 term.
heerf II (crrsaa) faq'S
All credit students enrolled in the spring 2021 who are U.S. Citizens are eligible for a grant. In addition, all adult education students who are a U. S. citizen, enrolled in the spring 2021.
If however, you had a question related to your U.S. citizenship status and did not meet our April 30, 2021 deadline, you will not be awarded a grant with the initial distribution made. If you are a U.S. citizen and missed the deadline, please contact this email address firstname.lastname@example.org, the business office or the financial aid office and we will review your account to determine if you are eligible and if 2 funds remain available. You will be notified by email if you are eligible. (Additional funds may be available in the future. Continue to check our website and announcements for any additional grant possibilities.)
Adult education students enrolled during the spring 2021 semester are also eligible.