COVID-19 Emergency Financial Aid Grants

Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students*

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) Quarterly Reporting Form

The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) Quarterly Reporting form was released in July 2022, and significant changes have been made to the reporting requirements. This updated form is linked below. Quarterly reports from previous quarters are listed on this website, below. 

UC Berkeley Higher Education Emergnecy Relief Fund (HEERF) Quarterly Reporting – July 10, 2022. This report covers the reporting period ending June 30, 2022.

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF I) – CARES Act

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law on March 27, 2020. Under the signature of Cruz Grimaldo, Assistance Vice Chancellor and Director, Financial Aid and Scholarships, the University of California, Berkeley signed and returned to the Department of Education 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 Section 18004 (a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

The table below shows the total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students from the $15,220,314 the institution has received for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students as well as the total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act

 

Distributed Emergency Financial Aid Grants

Awards Made to Students

Number of Students Awarded Amount Disbursed Estimated Number of Eligible Students
April 10, 2020 –
May 10, 2020
10,219 $9,650,069 19,900
May 11, 2020 –
September 30, 2020
3,695 $3,741,503 19,900
October 1, 2020 –
December 31, 2020
275 $607,176 19,900
January 1, 2021 –
March 31, 2021
452 $1,100,119 29,900
April 1, 2021 –
June 30, 2021
51 $121,447 57,850
Total (Unduplicated) 14,159 $15,220,314

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II & III (HEERF II & III) – CRRSAA  and ARP

On December, 27 2020, the federal government signed the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA), and on March, 11 2021, the federal government signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP). The institution has used, or intends to use, the applicable amount of funds designated under Section 314(a)(1) of the CRRSAA and Section 2003(a)(1) of the ARP to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.

The table below shows the total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students from the $55,461,044 ($15,220,314 under CRRSAA; $40,240,730 under ARP) the institution has received for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students as well as the total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under Section 314(a)(1) of the CRRSAA and Section 2003(a)(1) of the ARP.

 

Distributed Emergency Financial Aid Grants

Awards Made to Students Number of Students Awarded Amount Disbursed Estimated Number of Eligible Students
April 1, 2021 –
June 30, 2021
12,569 $15,207,700 57,850
July 1, 2021 –
September 30, 2021
17,906 $18,577,100 70,360
October 1, 2021 –
December 31, 2021
18,006 $18,725,447 70,365
January 1, 2022 –
March 31, 2022
599 $643,450 71,055
Total (Unduplicated) 22,919 $53,153,697

Methods and Instructions

For information on the methods used to determine which students received Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive, please reference COVID-19 Service and Support Updates

For instructions, directions, or guidance provided to students concerning the Emergency FInancial Aid Grants, please reference Relief Funding Notifications.

 

*For information about all Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds, please see the UC Berkeley Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund page.