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CRRSAA: Higher Education Emergency
Relief Fund (HEERF II)


Introduction

The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II (HEERF II) is authorized by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA), Public Law 116-260, signed into law by President Donald J. Trump on Dec. 27, 2020. In total, the CRRSAA authorizes $81.88 billion in support for education, in addition to the $30.75 billion former Secretary DeVos expeditiously provided last spring through the Coronavirus Aid, Recovery, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, Public Law 116-136.

Note: This page is dedicated to the new funding (HEERF II) established by the CRRSAA. Information pertaining to the HEERF established by the CARES Act can be found at this link.

Latest News

February 25, 2021: Notice of Proposed Institutional Eligibility Criteria for Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) Supplemental Aid to Institutions of Higher Education (SAIHE) Program.

January 14, 2021: The U.S. Department of Education announced today an additional $21.2 billion is now available to higher education institutions to ensure learning continues for students during the COVID-19 pandemic under the CRRSAA as HEERF II. The full press release is available here: https://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/us-department-education-quickly-makes-available-more-21-billion-taxpayer-funds-support-continued-education-colleges-universities.

Specific Program Information

Congress created several programs within HEERF II. Please click on the links below to be taken for information and resources for the specific program or distribution.

Student Aid Portion for Public and Nonprofit Institutions (a)(1)

Institutional Portion for Public and Nonprofit Institutions (a)(1)

Proprietary Institutions Grant Funds for Students (a)(4)


Program
(with link to website)

CFDA

CRRSAA Section

Eligibility
(with link to allocation table)

Certification & Agreement

Deadline

Grants.gov Funding Opportunity Number

Student Aid Portion for Public and Nonprofit Institutions

84.425E

Section 314(a)(1)

Public and Nonprofit Title IV participating institutions
Note: Students cannot apply for assistance directly from the U.S. Department of Education but should contact their institutions for further information and guidance.
Allocation Table Here

Certification and Agreement (Gold)

April 15, 2021 for new awards

Note: Institutions do not need to apply if previously received CARES Act HEERF Institutional Portion.

ED-GRANTS-041020-003

Institutional Portion for Public and Nonprofit Institutions

84.425F

Section 314(a)(1)

Public and Nonprofit Title IV participating institutions
Allocation Table Here

Certification and Agreement (Blue)

April 15, 2021 for new awards

Note: Institutions do not need to apply if previously received CARES Act HEERF Institutional Portion.

ED-GRANTS-042120-004

Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs)

84.425K

314(a)(2)

Institutions that qualify for funding under the Tribally Controlled College or University Assistance Act of 1978 or the Navajo Community College Assistance Act of 1978; are cited in section 532 of the Equity in Educational Land Grant Status Act of 1994; or are designated as eligible for funding by the Bureau of Indian Education
Allocation Table Here

Certification and Agreement (Purple)

None

Note: Institutions do not need to apply.

ED-GRANTS-043020-002

Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs)

84.425L

314(a)(2)

Institutions that would be eligible to participate in the following programs: Predominantly Black Institutions (PBI), Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian-Serving Institutions (ANNH), Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISI), Native American-Serving Nontribal Institutions (NASNTI), Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions (DHSI), and Promoting Postbaccalaureate Opportunities for Hispanic Americans (PPOHA) programs
Allocation Table Here

Certification and Agreement (Purple)

Note: Institutions do not need to apply if previously received CARES Act HEERF a2 Minority Serving Institution grant.  (for MSI)
If the institution is listed on the allocation table and did not receive an award under CARES a2 MSI, the Notice Inviting Applications for new award is forthcoming.  This information will be updated once the Notice is published.

ED-GRANTS-043020-003

Strengthening Institutions Program (SIPs)

84.425M

314(a)(2)

Institutions designated as eligible in FY 2020 for grant programs in Titles III and V of the HEA that did not receive 18004(a)(2) grant awards as a result of not meeting the requirements for the Strengthening HBCUs, HBGIs, HBCU Master’s, TCCUs, PBIs, ANNH, AANAPISI, NASNTI, DHSI, and/or PPOHA programs
Allocation Table Here

Certification and Agreement (Purple)

Note: Institutions do not need to apply if previously received CARES Act HEERF a2 Strengthening Institutions Program. If the institution is listed on the allocation table and did not receive an award under CARES a2 SIP, the Notice Inviting Applications will be forthcoming.  This information will be updated once the Notice is published.

ED-GRANTS-043020-004

Proprietary Institutions Grant Funds for Students

84.425Q

Section 314(a)(4)

Title IV participating proprietary institutions
Allocation Table Here

Certification and Agreement (Red)

April 15, 2021 for new awards

ED-GRANTS-011521-005


HEERF II Grant Program FAQs and Documents:

Contact Information

Have questions about HEERF grants? Email HEERF@ed.gov

Think an institution is misusing or abusing ED funds? Do not let CRRSAA funding for schools and students end up in the wrong hands. File a complaint online with our Inspector General (OIG) or call their Hotline.

 



   
Last Modified: 02/25/2021