HEERF Grants


The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) grant program provides budgetary relief to higher education institutions for new expenses and revenue losses associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.  The program was created by Congress as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act or HEERF I), in March 2020.  The program received additional funding from the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA or HEERF II), in December 2020 and the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA or HEERF III) in March 2021.

The Department of Education (ED) is administering all HEERF allocations passed by Congress.  The HEERF grants are divided into two portions, a Student portion and an Institutional portion.  The student portion may be used for 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.  The Institutional portion can be used by institutions to defray expenses associated with coronavirus.

Explore HEERF grants received by AMU and the reporting of grant expenditures to ED


CARES Act — Report and Disclosure

Report and Disclosure

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Reporting
Emergency Grant for Food & Housing – Ave Maria University

Final Report: Ave Maria University (AMU) acknowledges that it has signed and returned to the U.S. Department of Education the Certification and Agreement with the assurance that AMU intends to use no less than 50% of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

The total amount of funds AMU received from the U.S. Department of Education for distribution to students is $927,779.  The total amount that has been distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of June 30, 2021 is $701,550 to 495 students.  The amount of funding received by each student can be found in the table below.

FINAL REPORT

Award CountAward AmountAward Totals
2225$450.00
1390$390.00
1450$450.00
18600$10,800.00
1675$675.00
6825$4,950.00
1900$900.00
161050$16,800.00
11110$1,110.00
311275$39,525.00
4171500$625,500.00
495 $701,550.00

The estimated total number of students at AMU eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants under Section 18004(a)(1) of the Cares Act is 495.  Those students who met the eligibility requirements to receive AMU Emergency Grant for Food & Housing under Section 484 of Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 have been given an application to apply for this funding.  The students who met the eligibility to receive this funding were given the following instructions, directions or guidance:  students were notified via email and encouraged to complete the AMU Emergency Grant for Food & Housing Application. Additionally, AMU sent out a separate email on May 5, 2020 with a follow-up email on May 8, 2020 to those student who did not respond.  The application was due on May 22, 2020.  AMU prepared a list of students who may be in need of emergency housing grants based on information that AMU has relating to students who vacated their dormitory rooms. 

Last updated July 16, 2021

30 Day Report and Disclosure

Report and Disclosure 6/30/2020

CARES Institutional Portion Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Report for the quarter ended 9/30/2020

REVISED – CARES Institutional Portion Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Report for the quarter ended 9/30/2020

CARES Institutional Portion Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Report for the quarter ended 12/31/2020

REVISED – CARES Institutional Portion Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Report for the quarter ended 12/31/2020

CARES Institutional Portion Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Report for the quarter ended 3/31/2021

CARES Institutional Portion Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Report for the quarter ended 6/30/2021


CRRSAA/HEERF II and ARP/HEERF III – Report and Disclosure

Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA)
Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II (HEERF II)
and
American Rescue Plan (ARP)
Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III (HEERF III)

Ave Maria University (AMU) acknowledges that it has signed and returned to the U.S. Department of Education the Grant Certification and Agreement with the assurance that AMU intends to use $3,725,015 of the funds received under CRRSAA Public Law 116-260 and ARP Public Law 117-2 to provide Student Financial Aid.  The total amount that has been distributed to students under CRRSAA Public Law 116-250 and ARP Public Law 117-2 as of October 6, 2021 is $2,146,000 to 2146 students.  The amount of funding received by each student can be found in this document in the table below.

The estimated total number of students at the institution eligible to participate to receive Student Financial Aid Grants under CRRSAA Public Law 116-260 and ARP Public Law 117-2 is 1325.  All of our students have demonstrable financial need relating to the cost of attending the university.  AMU prioritized the emergency grants so that those students who received Pell grants, or are Pell-eligible, received emergency grants before the students who are not Pell-eligible or recipients. Those students who met the eligibility requirements to receive AMU (CRRSAA/ARP) Student Financial Aid Grants were given $1000.  The students who met the eligibility to receive this funding were given the following instructions, directions or guidance:  Students were notified via email and text and encouraged to complete the AMU (CRRSAA) Student Financial Aid grant application.  

Award CountAward AmountAward Totals
April 2021220$ 1000 $ 220,000
July 2021503$ 1000$ 503,000
August 20211356$ 1000$ 1,356,000
September 202167$ 1000$ 67,000
2146 $ 2,146,000

HEERF II/III Institutional Portion Quarterly Budget and Expenditure for the quarter ended 3.31.2021

HEERF II/III Institutional Portion Quarterly Budget and Expenditure for the quarter ended 6.30.2021

HEERF II/III Institutional Portion Quarterly Budget and Expenditure for the quarter ended 9.30.2021