In December 2020, the President signed the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA). From this, in January 2021 the U.S. Department of Education announced the dollar amount of funds that would be available to higher education institutions to assist with the continuing studies of students during the COVID-19 pandemic. Spring Hill College received $686,341 in funds from the 2021 CRRSSA act to award to our students in need.
In order to qualify for the 2021 HEERF II grants, the student must:
The CRRSAA requires that institutions prioritize students with exceptional need, such as students who receive Pell Grants.
As of April 19, 2021, the $686,341 in HEERF II funds were awarded to 1,090 Spring Hill College students ranging from $400 up to $2,340 per award. All qualifying students were awarded a base award of $400. Students with Spring 2021 Pell grants were awarded additional funds in addition to the base award of $400. The students with Spring 2021 Pell grants made up 32.5% of the 1,090 individual student awards. The Pell grant recipients received 56.8% of the total $686,341 in HEERF II funds.
|2021 Individual Student Award Amount||# of Awards||Total Amount|
|$401 to $999||99||$74,781|
|$1,000 to $1,999||259||$316,820|
|$2,000 up to $2,400||1||$2,340|
The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP) was signed by President Biden on March 11, 2021. ARP appropriated approximately $36.6 billion for the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF). Spring Hill College has been allocated $1,796,265 for HEERF III student grants for which they have signed for and accepted. These as the other funds listed above will be directly distributed to students.
Who is eligible for HEERF III Student Funds under The American Rescue Plan (ARP)?
How will Spring Hill College allocate HEERF III funds to our eligible students?
How and when will the funds be disbursed?
As of September 30, 2021, HEERF III student awards in the amount of $1,218,600 have been disburse to 622 students. There are 1141 students that qualify but not all applied to receive funds. The HEERF III application deadline as stated in the June 30, 2021 report has been extended indefinitely until all funds are disbursed. $577,665 still remains to be awarded.