UK CARES: American Rescue Plan Act HEERF III Supplement: Student Testing

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ABSTRACT The ongoing disruption caused by the COVID-19 global pandemic continues to create enormous challenges for colleges throughout the country. Effectively responding to the coronavirus threat and keeping staff and students safe while preserving the learning environment imposes additional costs to both institutions and students. In response to this ongoing crisis, implementation to the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act provides for the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF). The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III (HEERF III) is authorized by the American Rescue Plan (ARP), Public Law 117-2, signed into law on March 11, 2021, providing $39.6 billion in support to institutions of higher education to serve students and ensure learning continues during the COVID-19 pandemic. ARP funds are in addition to funds authorized by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA), Public Law 116-260 and the Coronavirus Aid, Recovery, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, Public Law 116-136. Emergency funds available to institutions and their students under all emergency funds total $76.2 billion.
Effective start/end date5/12/205/20/22


  • Department of Education


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