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Higher Education Emergency Relief Funding 

The Federal Government established the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Stability Act (CARES) on March 27, 2020 a portion of which, Student Aid Funds, is to be used to provide emergency assistance to students. Supplemental funds were later authorized through the 2021 Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA)/(HEERF II) and the 2021 American Rescue Plan (ARP)/(HEERF III) to continue support for institutions of higher education to serve students and ensure learning continues during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Stony Brook University has been allocated HEERF Student Aid Funds to provide emergency grants to students experiencing financial hardship specifically due to the COVID-19 pandemic for expenses related to any component of the student's cost of attendance and/or for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus. 

As a recipient of HEERF emergency grant funding, Stony Brook University is required to report the following elements on a quarterly basis:

  • An acknowledgement that the certification agreement was signed and returned to the federal Education Department (ED) and the assurance that the institution has used, or intends to use, all of the Student Aid Funds to provide emergency grants to students. 
  • The total amount of HEERF Funds that the institution will receive or has received. 
  • The total amount of emergency grants distributed to students. 
  • The estimated total number of students eligible to receive an emergency grant. 
  • The total number of students who received an emergency grant. 
  • The method the institution used to determine which students will receive emergency grants and how much funding they will receive. 
  • Any instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning emergency grants. 

The above reporting elements are include within the following links along with the quarterly report for institutional funds. 

HEERF I (CARES) Student Emergency Grant

HEERF II (CRRSAA) Student Emergency Grant

HEERF III (ARP) Student Emergency Grant 

Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds - quarterly Reporting Data

Report Period Total Amount of HEERF Funds Received Total Amount of Emergency Grants Distributed Total Number of Students who Received an Emergency Grant Cumulative Total Amount of Emergency Grants Distributed to Students Cumulative Total number of Students who Received an Emergency Grant

Quarterly Report for 03/31/21

Posted on 7/6/21

HEERF I - $0

HEERF I - $0


HEERF I -  $9,855,357

HEERF I - 8,639

Quarterly Report for 06/30/21

Posted on 7/6/21

HEERF I - $0

HEERF II - $9,855,357

Total Funds Received - $9,855,357

HEERF I - $11,0861

HEERF II -$9,848,850

Total  Distributed- $9,859,936

HEERF I - 38 students

HEERF II - 9,094 students

Total - 9,312 students

HEERF I - $9,855,357

HEERF II -$9,848,850

Cumulative Total Distributed - $19,704,207

HEERF I -  8,629

HEERF II - 7,975

Cumulative Total Students2 - 16,604 students

Quarterly Report for 09/30/21 

Posted on


Quarterly Report for 12/31/21

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Please Note: (1)  The reported disbursements may include redistributions of unclaimed emergency grants previously reported. 

(2) Cumulative Total Students reported is a duplicated count.