Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF)
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act or, CARES Act, provided fast and direct economic aid to Americans negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Of that money, approximately $14 billion was given to the Office of Postsecondary Education as the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund, or HEERF. The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II (HEERF II), authorized by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA), provided an additional $81.88 billion in support for education, while a third round of funding authorized by the American Rescue Plan (ARP), provided $39.6 billion in support to institutions of higher education to serve students and ensure learning continues during the COVID-19 pandemic. The following reports disclose ICE’s utilization of HEERF funds.
Reports and Disclosures