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Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF)

Lone Star College Information for Coronavirus (COVID-19) Emergency Grants for Postsecondary CARES Act (HEERF I), CRRSAA Act (HEERF II), and ARP (HEERF III)

Updated: 7/11/2022

SECTION I: Public Posting Requirement

As a Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) participant, this webpage contains the information required by Lone Star College (LSC) to post in a format and location easily accessible to the public as required.
Statement: LSC has signed and returned to the Department the Certification and Agreement and the assurance that the institution has used, or intends to use, no less than 50 percent of the funds received under HEERF programs to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students. LSC's Funding Certification and Agreement

Section II: HEERF Funds

HEERF I Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES)

The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF I) CARES Act was passed by Congress on March 27, 2020. This bill allotted $2.2 trillion to provide fast and direct economic aid to the American people negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This also included CARES Act Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) program. Of that money, approximately $14 billion was given to the Office of Postsecondary Education as the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund, or HEERF. LSC received a total of $30,730,677 from HEERF I (CARES).

HEERF I (CARES) Institutional Support

$14,411,627

HEERF I (CARES) Student Financial  Aid  

$14,411,628

HEERF I (CARES) Minority Serving Institutions (MSI)

$1,907,422

HEERF II Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA)

The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II (HEERF II), authorized by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA), Public Law 116-260, was signed into law on December 27, 2020. This also included CRRSAA Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) program. In total, the CRRSAA authorizes $81.88 billion in support for education, in addition to the $30.75 billion expeditiously provided last spring through the Coronavirus Aid, Recovery, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, Public Law 116-136. LSC received a total of $66,775,569 from HEERF II (CRRSAA).

HEERF II (CRRSAA) Institutional Support

$48,806,248

HEERF II (CRRSAA) Student Financial Aid

$14,411,628

HEERF II (CRRSAA) Minority Serving Institution (MSI)

$3,557,693

HEERF III American Rescue Plan (ARP)

The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III (HEERF III), 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. This also included ARP Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) program. Emergency funds available to institutions and their students under all emergency funds total $76.2 billion. LSC received a total of $118,785,511 from HEERF III (ARP).

HEERF III (ARP) Institutional Support

$55,133,532

HEERF III (ARP) Student Financial Aid

$57,496,128

HEERF III (ARP) Minority Serving Institutions (MSI)

$6,155,851

LSC is using HEERF I, II & III funding to provide emergency financial aid grants to LSC students to help with any component of the student's cost of attendance or for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care) or childcare.

SECTION III: LSC HEERF Reporting

The combined HEERF reports reflect budget and expenditures for HEERF I, HEERF II, and HEERF III programs at LSC.

Consolidated HEERF Quarterly Reports

Consolidated HEERF Reporting Quarter Ending June 30, 2022

HEERF Student Portion Quarterly Reports

HEERF Student Portion Reporting Quarter Ending March 31, 2022

HEERF Student Portion Reporting Quarter Ending December 31, 2021

HEERF Student Portion Reporting-Quarter Ending September 30, 2021

HEERF Student Portion Reporting  Quarter Ending June 30, 2021

HEERF Student Portion Reporting-Quarter Ending March 31, 2021

HEERF Institutional Portion Quarterly Reports

HEERF Institutional Portion Reporting Quarter Ending March 31, 2022

HEERF Institutional Portion Reporting Quarter Ending December 31, 2021

HEERF Institutional Portion Reporting- Quarter Ending September 30, 2021

HEERF Institutional Portion Reporting- Quarter Ending June 30, 2021

HEERF Institutional Portion Reporting- Quarter Ending March 31, 2021

HEERF Institutional Portion Reporting- Quarter Ending December 31, 2020

HEERF Institutional Portion Reporting-- Quarter Ending September 30, 2020

Upcoming Reporting Dates

10/10/2022, 1/10/2023
Annual Report date TBA (Reporting ends with the annual report, provided all funds have been spent)

Section IV: Additional Information

  • Update New HEERF Guidance on expenses through the pandemic and calculating lost revenue (March 19, 2021): https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ope/g5updateletter31921.pdf
    This guidance applies to all HEERF grant funds, including unspent CARES Act funds, CRRSAA funds, and ARP funds. The U.S. Department of Education will remain focused on ensuring college campuses have access to guidance, technical assistance, and examples of best practices to inform their efforts to get students back into classrooms and meet their social, emotional, mental health, and academic needs. If you have any questions regarding these updates, please contact the Department of Education's HEERF Call Center at (202) 377-3711 or HEERF@ed.gov.

 

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