CARES Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Reporting Information

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, otherwise known as the CARES Act was passed by both chambers of the 116th Congress as House Resolution (H.R.) 748, and signed by former President Trump into law on March 27, 2020.  The purpose of the passage of the CARES Act was to provide fast and direct economic assistance for American workers, families, and businesses, because of the economic impact resulting from the Coronavirus pandemic.

Section 18004 of the CARES Act specifically established the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF), which instructs the US Department of Education to allocate funding to eligible institutions of higher education to prevent, prepare for, and respond to costs associated Covid-19.  HEERF has become synonymous for the emergency federal support received by American colleges and universities for the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus.  These are the three primary Acts that were signed into law for HEERF funding, along with the dates and the president that signed them:

  1. The CARES: Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, March 27 ,2020, Trump Administration.
  2. The CRRSAA: Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, December 27, 2020, Trump Administration.
  3. The ARP: American Rescue Plan Act, March 11, 2021, Biden Administration.

CARES (HEERF I)

The University of La Verne was granted the following CARES awards by the US Department of Education:

  •  CARES, 18004(a)(1), Student Aid portion awarded on April 21, 2020 – $2,829,489
  •  CARES, 18004(a)(1), Institutional portion awarded on May 6, 2020 – $2,829,488
  •  CARES, 18004(a)(2), Minority Serving Institution (MSI) portion awarded on June 1, 2020 – $418,259
  •  CARES, 18004(a)(2), Minority Serving Institution (MSI) portion awarded on October 24, 2020 – $3,576

CRRSAA (HEERF II)

The University of La Verne was granted the following CRRSAA awards by the US Department of Education:

  •  CRRSAA, 18004(a)(1), Student Aid portion awarded on January 18, 2021 – $2,829,489
  •  CRRSAA, 18004(a)(1), Institutional portion awarded on January 19, 2021- $6,880,508
  •  CRRSAA, 18004(a)(2), Minority Serving Institution (MSI) portion awarded on March 6, 2021 – $633,676

ARP (HEERF III)

The University of La Verne was granted the following ARP awards by the US Department of Education:

  •  ARP, 18004(a)(1), Student Aid portion awarded on May 21, 2021 – $8,635,830
  •  ARP, 18004(a)(1), Institutional portion awarded on May 21, 2021 – $8,353,698
  •  ARP, 18004(a)(2), Minority Serving Institution (MSI) portion awarded on August 4, 2021 – $1,075,311

HEERF Funding Totals by Category

  •  ARP, 18004(a)(1), Student Aid portion awarded – $14,294,808
  •  ARP, 18004(a)(1), Institutional portion awarded- $18,063,694
  •  ARP, 18004(a)(2), Minority Serving Institution (MSI) portion awarded – $2,130,822
  •  Total funds awarded for all categories, for all HEERF distributions – $34,489,324

HEERF Annual Report

Information concerning the university’s Covid-19 emergency relief funds is also reported annually on the Education Stabilization Fund (ESF) website. It is part of the US Department of Education’s commitment to providing the public with transparent information about who is receiving the HEERF funds, and how it is being spent. Click here to go to the ESF Transparency page to review the data regarding the funds awarded and used by the University of La Verne.

HEERF Quarterly Reports

Student Aid Award Reporting

Select this link for additional information on the university’s use of the Student Aid emergency funds.

Student, Institutional and Minority Serving Institution (MSI) Reporting

For information on the use of these funds, please select the links below to be directed to specific reports and for these awards: