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Fall 2021 Repopulation/COVID-19

Cares Act

Through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the U.S. Department of Education announced the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) to help higher education institutions support students and any costs associated with significant changes to the delivery of instruction impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships has more information about HEERF Student Grants.

Fresno State acknowledges that, on April 21, 2020, the institution signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement for the HEERF CARES ACT in the amount of $32,802,108 and that Fresno State intends to use, no less than 50% of the funds, or $16,401,054, received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students. The other 50%, or $16,401,054, under Section 18004(a)(1) will be used to offset costs incurred in transition to cover any costs associated with significant changes to the delivery of instruction due to the coronavirus.

Additionally, the University received a total of $2,445,865 in additional CARES Act monies under Section 18004(a)(2) for Minority Serving Institutions. These monies can be used in essentially the same way Section 18004(a)(1) - Institutional monies are utilized.

All institutional support monies are provided as a reimbursement to previously incurred expenses as defined by the CARES Act sections noted above. Therefore, the reports provided below will only identify monies requested and received from the Department of Education. The University will continue to identify qualifying expenses and request the monies throughout the eligibility period.

The reports below indicate the uses of the monies as of the dates listed in the report. The reports also fulfill the HEERF CARES Act quarterly reporting requirement.

Fresno State acknowledges that, on March 22, 2021, the institution received additional funding for the HEERF CARES ACT in the amount of $52,725,767 and that Fresno State intends to use, approximately $25,000,000, received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students. The other approximately $27,725,000, under Section 18004(a)(1) will be used to offset costs incurred in transition to cover any costs associated with significant changes to the delivery of instruction due to the coronavirus.

Additionally, the University received a total of $3,455,032 in additional CARES Act monies under Section 18004(a)(2) for Minority Serving Institutions. These monies can be used in essentially the same way Section 18004(a)(1) - Institutional monies are utilized.

All institutional support monies are provided as a reimbursement to previously incurred expenses as defined by the CARES Act sections noted above. Therefore, the reports provided below will only identify monies requested and received from the Department of Education. The University will continue to identify qualifying expenses and request the monies throughout the eligibility period.

The reports below indicate the uses of the monies as of the dates listed in the report. The reports also fulfill the HEERF CARES Act quarterly reporting requirement.

Fresno State acknowledges that on May 17, 2021 and August 11, 2021, the institution received additional funding for the HEERF CARES Act in the amount of $46,082,034 and $46,167,559, respectively and that Fresno State intends to use, approximately $46,167,000 under section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students. The other approximately $46,082,000, under section 18004(a)(1) will be used to offset costs incurred in transition to cover costs associated with significant changes to the delivery of instruction due to the coronavirus.

Additionally, the University received a total of $5,844,605 in additional CARES Act monies under Section 18004(a)(2) for Minority Serving Institutions. These monies can be used in essentially the same way Section 18004(a)(1) – Institutional monies are utilized.

All institutional support monies are provided as a reimbursement to previously incurred expenses as defined by the CARES Act sections noted above. Therefore, the reports provided below will only identify monies request and received from the Department of Education. The university will continue to identify qualifying expenses and request the monies throughout the eligibility period. 

The reports below indicate the uses of the monies as of the dates listed in the report. The reports also fulfill the HEERF CARES Act quarterly reporting requirement.

 

HEERF Quarterly Reports