Federal and State Grant Funding Statistics

CARES Act, CRRSA, Act, ARP, and GEER Fund.

This page includes information about the CARES Act, CRRSA Act, ARP, and GEER Fund.

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Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF)


Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act

  • $2.2 trillion COVID-19 relief package - Emergency Stabilization fund
  • Passed by Congress on March 27, 2020
  • Nearly $14 billion allocated to higher education as the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund, or HEERF I
  • HEERF I funded (1) Institutional Portion, (2) Student Portion, and (3) Minority Serving Institution/ Hispanic Serving Institution I (MSI/ HSI I)
  • Information from U.S. Department of Education regarding CARES Act: HEERF I


Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) Act


American Rescue Plan (ARP)


Governor's Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund

  • $3 billion set aside for state funding; GEER dollars were channeled from Department of Education to ICCB
  • HEERF I (from CARES Act) funded GEER I grant; HEERF II (from CRSSA Act) funded GEER II