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The ARP appropriated approximately $39.6 billion for the Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF). The coronavirus relief funding was signed by President Biden on March 11, 2021.

Laredo College is pleased to announced that it has received a funding allocation of $13.3 million in American Rescue Plan under the HEERF funds to provide emergency aid grants for students.

HEERF III emergency funds may be used for any component of the student’s cost of attendance or for emergency costs that arise due to the COVID-19 pandemic, such as tuition, housing, food, health care (including mental health care) or childcare.

The ARP funds will be distributed to eligible students that meet certain criteria set by the Department of Education. Laredo College will prioritize students with exceptional need, such as students who receive Federal Pell Grants, SEOG in awarding (HEERF II) grants to students; beyond PELL eligibility such as loss of employment, reduced income, or food or housing insecurity. These grants will be used to assist Title IV and Non-Title IV eligible students due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

ARP funds has two new required uses of HEERF III- Implement evidence-based to monitor and suppress coronavirus in accordance with public health guidelines and conduct direct outreach to financial aid applicants about the opportunity to receive a financial aid adjustment due to the recent unemployment of a family member or independent student.

Criteria for HEERF III (ARP)  
Financial Hardship Allowable Expenses  
Laredo College Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Report