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Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF)

TLU received funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) to assist students who were affected financially due to disruption of university campus operations.

HEERF Quarterly Reports and Grant Process

HEERF III Quarterly Report: June 30, 2021

TLU received funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) to assist students who were affected financially due to disruption of university campus operations.

FUND REPORTING:

  • On May 24, 2021, the U.S. Department of Education issued TLU a Grant Award Notification for the third round of Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF III) authorizing an additional $1,969,104. TLU signed and returned to the U.S. Department of Education the Certification and Agreement that was issued with HEERF I (CARES Act) funds. TLU will 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 its students. These additional funds were authorized under the American Rescue Plan Act.
  • Awards were made to 258 students on May 25, 2021 totaling $322,500 and disbursed to students on May 26, 2021. This follows the plan made after receiving HEERF II applications from students. These are high need students registered in spring 2021 who did not receive HEERF II emergency grant funds due to the limited funding received at that time.
  • As of June 30, 2021, TLU has distributed HEERF III emergency grants totaling $322,500 to 258 students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act and American Rescue Plan.
  • For the Spring 2021 semester, TLU had an estimated 1,358 students 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 to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

HEERF II Quarterly Report and Grant Process

Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting for HEERF I, II, and III

Emergency Grant Fund Rules & Guidelines

Congress has made available $704,097 in supplemental federal grant funds to be used to help students enrolled at TLU. These grants may be used to help the student with any component of his/her cost of attendance or for emergency costs that arise due to the coronavirus.

1. Who is eligible to apply for a grant? Students who are:

  • Degree seeking
  • A U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • Enrolled at TLU during the spring 2021 semester


2. When determining the amount of grant funds to request, a student should consider the following:

  • Are you struggling to pay rent, buy food, pay utilities?
  • Do you need help paying your tuition, fees, room, and/or board charged to your student account for spring?
  • Were these expenses incurred after December 27, 2020?

3. What do you need to do to request funds? Complete the HEERF II Emergency Grant Request form. Be sure to include copies of receipts, leases, bills, or other documentation that supports the expenses for which you are requesting grant funds as incomplete requests will not be processed.

4. Is there a deadline to submit a request? Yes. Requests must be submitted by March 1, 2021.


5.
When will requests be reviewed? TLU’s Emergency Grant Committee will review all applications at the same time. Priority will be given to students demonstrating exceptional need and will be awarded as follows:

  • Students that apply who received Pell Grants in 20-21 based on application
  • Students that apply who did not receive Pell Grants in 20-21 based on application
  • Remaining funds will be awarded in block grants to students who did not apply. Applicants whose initial grant is less than the block amount would be increased so that no student receives less than the block amount.

6. How will TLU disburse the grant funds? TLU’s Emergency Grant Committee will make every effort to review all requests by March 24th and disburse grants to students by March 31st. Students who have an outstanding student account balance may opt to have their grant funds disbursed to their student account to pay toward the balance. Students who do not opt to have their funds disbursed to their student account will have the funds disbursed to them by either direct deposit or check. We encourage all students to sign up for direct deposit to ensure a faster and more secure disbursement.

Download a PDF of the Rules & Guidelines Here