CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund
The CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Grant Fund(s) provided emergency financial aid assistance to students for expenses related to the “disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus” as stipulated by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) Act that was signed into law March 27, 2020, and the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (HEERF II) approved by Congress on December 27, 2020. The American Rescue Plan (ARP), passed on March 11, 2021, allowing for additional funds to be awarded to eligible institutions. Awards were distributed to eligible Alice Lloyd College students based on FAFSA information with an emphasis on providing support to need-based students (i.e. Federal Pell Grant recipients) which was emphasized by the Secretary of Education.