Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund 

HEERF

CARES Act

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Emergency Security (CARES) Act provides emergency aid to college and university students through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund.

 

Grossmont College received funding on April 26, 2020, and has provided all of its CARES Act allocations to students. 

 


CRRSAA and ARP

The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) and the American Rescue Plan (ARP) provides additional emergency aid to college and university students through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund.

 

Grossmont College received CRRSAA funding on March 31, 2021, and ARP funding on June 23, 2021. Grossmont College is currently accepting applications for student emergency grants through these programs. 

 


Federally Mandated HEERF Student Grant Programs Information

  1.  Grossmont College has signed the Certification and Agreement as required by the U.S. Department of Education and provides this assurance statement that Grossmont College has used the applicable amount of funds designated under the HEERF programs to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

  2. Grossmont College will receive a total of $21,121,418 from the U.S. Department of Education pursuant to the Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the HEERF programs.

  3. As of December 31, 2021, Grossmont College had disbursed $6,226,781 of Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under the HEERF programs.

  4. As of December 31, 2021, approximately 18,000 students at Grossmont College were projected to be eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under the HEERF programs.

  5. As of December 31, 2021, some 12,273 students will have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under HEERF programs.
     
  6. Methods used by Grossmont College to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under HEERF programs include:  

    1. Grossmont College's existing emergency grant program offers aid to eligible students in the amount of $500 per term.  Additionally, to ensure that available HEERF funds could be distributed as widely as possible to students, Grossmont College decided to award based on our existing award amount.  This award amount could be subject to change at a later date.

    2. Based upon our existing Emergency Grant application process, students had to complete and submit an online HEERF application.

    3. In addition to the HEERF application, students must have remained enrolled in at least one spring 2021 course or one fall 2021 course, and must confirm that they had additional educational expenses related to the COVID-19 crisis.  More detailed information on the HEERF application can be found on our Emergency Grants webpage.

    4. HEERF awards for students will be ongoing until funds are fully expended.

  7. Grossmont College communicated with students concerning Emergency Financial Aid Grants, including instructions, directions, or guidanceon: 

Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District HEERF Institutional Budgeting and Expenditures Reports