Federal Funding

Updated October 7, 2021

What is the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund?

The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) was created under the CARES Act. Since then, there have been two additional appropriations under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA), which is also referred to as HEERF II, and the American Rescue Plan (ARP). 

 

Amount of Funds Received

CARES Act: The University at Albany has applied for and been allocated $8,031,991 for student emergency purposes related to costs incurred by students due to the disruption of operations due to coronavirus. The University received the same amount in funds in the institutional portion of the allocation.    

CRRSAA: The University at Albany was allocated an additional $8,031,991 for student emergency grants with the remainder of the total HEERF allocation of $25,189,865 provided as institutional aid. 

 

E-PAY

If you are eligible to receive emergency funds, your E-Pay account is the fastest way to receive these grants. 

Set up an E-Refund account on E-Pay to ensure you receive any funding quickly.

E-Refunds allow the University to deposit your refund directly into your savings or checking account, where you’ll be able to access the money as soon as two business days after the transaction appears on your MyUAlbany account.

Only students can set up an account for E-Refunds. Please have your routing number and account number handy when setting up your payment profile. These numbers can be found on your checks and/or banking statements.

 

 

HEERF Student Grants Distribution:

 

Report Period

Total amount of HEERF student aid funds the institution will receive or has received (Combined)

Total amount of Emergency Grants distributed to students  (For Reporting Interval Only)

Total number of students who received an Emergency Grant (For Reporting Interval Only)

Total amount of Emergency Grants distributed to students (Cumulative)

Total number of students who received an Emergency Grant  (students may be counted multiple times if they received funds from more than one allocation)

30 day report for July 7, 2020

$8,031,991
(HEERF I)

$4,077,300 

5,403

$4,077,300

5,403

45 day report for August 24, 2020

$8,031,991
(HEERF I)

$1,819,128 

599

$5,896,428

6,002

Quarterly Report for September 30, 2020

$8,031,991
(HEERF I)

$581,844 

1,265

$6,478,272

7,267

Quarterly Report for December 31, 2020
(final report for CARES Act funds)

$8,031,991
(HEERF I)

$1,553,719 

270

$8,031,991

7,537

Quarterly Report for March 31, 2021

$16,063,982
(HEERF I and II)

$0 0

$8,031,991

7,537

Quarterly Report for June 30, 2021

$38,224,669
(HEERF I, II, III)

$7,784,297
(includes redistributed funds from uncashed CARES Act grant checks)

6,357 
(includes redistributed funds from uncashed CARES Act grant checks)

$15,811,088 

13,889 

Quarterly Report for September 30, 2021 $38,224,669 $45,625 35 $15,856,713 13,924

 

 

Click the CARES Act and CRRSAA links for the additional required reporting elements: the acknowledgement that the institution signed and returned to the Department the Certification and Agreement; the estimated total number of students at the institution that are eligible to receive emergency grants; Awarding Methodology; and any instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the emergency grants.


Institutional Grants Federal Disclosures

September 30, 2020, Institutional Funds Disclosure
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December 31, 2020, Institutional Funds Disclosure (final report for CARES Act funds)
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March 31, 2021, Institutional Funds Disclosure
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June 20, 2021, Institutional Funds Disclosure
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October 10, 2021, Institutional Funds Disclosure
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