CRRSA Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF II) Information
About CRRSA Act Funding
The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II (HEERF II) was authorized by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA), Public Law 116-260 to provided money to colleges and universities to distribute for emergency student grants. The purpose of the money is to provide continued financial assistance to students for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus. This funding is separate from additional financial aid students may receive from Dunwoody College of Technology. On January 16th, 2021 Dunwoody was approved for $652,185 in HEERF II funding intended for distribution to students and can be disbursed over the next 12 months to combat the continuing effects of this pandemic.
What Does This Funding Cover?
The following is a list of expenses that can be considered for grant assistance if they were “related to the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus”:
- Course materials
- Health care
- Child care
The total number of students at Dunwoody College of Technology who are eligible for the CRRSA Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF II): 1,157
Dunwoody has adopted the following approach for distributing the $652,185 dollars to our affected students:
Starting the week of April 12th 2021, Dunwoody College of Technology will start disbursing their HEERF II Student portion to eligible students.
Total HEERF II Eligible Students = 1157
- Students who have a 2020/2021 EFC of: (0-5711) will receive $1,000 each. Total 388 students=$388,000
- Students who have a 2020/2021 EFC of: (5712-20,000) will receive $500 each. Total 290 students=$145,000
- Students who have a 2020/2021 EFC of: (20,000 +) will receive $250 each. Total 291 students=$72,750
- Students who do not have a 2020/2021 FAFSA on file will receive $246.99 each. Total 188 students=$46,434.12
Total = $652,184.12