The Federal Government established the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Stability Act (CARES) on March 27, 2020 a portion of which, Student Aid Funds, is to be used to provide emergency assistance to students. Supplemental funds were later authorized through the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA)/(HEERF II) and the American Rescue Plan (ARP)/(HEERF III) to continue support for institutions of higher education to serve students and ensure learning continues during the COVID-19 pandemic.
SUNY College of Optometry has been allocated HEERF Student Aid Funds to provide emergency grants to students experiencing financial hardship specifically due to the COVID-19 pandemic for expenses related to any component of the student’s cost of attendance and/or for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus.
As a recipient of HEERF Student Aid Funds, SUNY College of Optometry is required by the federal Education Department (ED) to report the following elements on a quarterly basis:
The above reporting elements are included within following links and/or as part of the Federal Disclosure Reporting Chart below:
HEERF III (ARP) Student Emergency Grant
HEERF II (CRRSAA) Student Emergency Grant
Federal Disclosure Reporting Chart
Below is the combined quarterly reporting summary for the HEERF Student Aid Funds made available through CARES, CRRSAA, and the ARP satisfying the required reporting elements numbers 2, 3, and 5 listed above:
Below is the required quarterly reporting for HEERF Institutional Funds made available through CARES, CRRSAA, and the ARP:
HEERF Institutional Quarterly Reporting – ending 06/30/21
HEERF Institutional Quarterly Reporting – ending 03/30/21
HEERF Institutional Quarterly Reporting – ending 12/31/20
HEERF Institutional Quarterly Reporting – ending 09/30/20