Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) III American Rescue Plan Act
The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF III) is authorized by the American Rescue Plan, 2021 (ARP), signed into law on March 11, 2021. This fund allows Farmingdale State College to provide emergency grants to students for expenses related to any component of the student's cost of attendance or for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus.
Farmingdale State College received Student Aid Funding under section 2003(7) of the ARP. This program, with some changes, provides supplemental funds to the CARES Act section 18004(a)(1) program. Farmingdale State College signed and returned to the Education Department a Certification and Agreement as required under the CARES Act section 18004(a)(1) program. We acknowledge that by drawing down the ARP funds, our institution agrees to be bound by the conditions set forth in the ARP Supplemental Agreement including using 100 percent of these funds to provide emergency aid grants to students. The Grant Award Notice was approved on May 20, 2021.
Farmingdale State College has received $11,174,989 from the Department of Education pursuant to the Supplemental Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under the American Rescue Plan.
The State University of New York (SUNY) is currently drafting SUNY-Wide guidelines and a distribution plan for the American Rescue Plan (HEERF III) Student Aid Funds which will provide vital emergency grants to SUNY undergraduate and graduate students with exceptional need and/or extraordinary financial circumstances. Once the guidance and distribution plan are formally approved and communicated to the SUNY campuses, our required HEERF reporting disclosures will be updated.