The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III (HEERF III), authorized by the American Rescue Plan (ARP), was 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) and the Coronavirus Aid, Recovery, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Emergency funds available to institutions and their students under all emergency funds total $76.2 billion. Northern Vermont University has received $6,095,196 of which $3,156,190 is allocated to help students with expenses incurred as a result of disruptions caused by COVID-19.
The first disbursement will be made to students in mid-October.
More detailed information regarding distribution of these funds are detailed below and will continue to roll out over the 2021-2022 academic year.
~ October 8, 2021