In late March, 2020 federal legislation was passed to provide economic relief to individuals and organizations dealing with the ramifications of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This legislation-titled the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (or CARES Act) established a Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) for colleges and universities in the United States.
Two additional bills were also enacted to provide supplemental HEERF funds and ensure learning continued for students during the COVID-19 pandemic: HEERF II through the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Act (or CRRSSA) in December 2020 and HEERF III through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) in March 2021.
Emergency Financial Aid Grants for Students
Anoka-Ramsey Community College has received funding from each of the HEERF programs to support continued delivery of classes and emergency financial aid grants to students. A description of these HEERF awards and the support available to students can be found by accessing the reports listed below. Note to students: If you need additional financial support, funds are also available through the Anoka-Ramsey Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) COVID Relief Emergency Financial Aid for students. To apply, click on the application link.
Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) Reporting for Anoka-Ramsey Community College
HEERF I, II and III -- Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students