As part of the national effort to assist in economic recovery during the COVID-19 pandemic Congress enacted the CARES Act (HEERF I), the CRRSA Act (HEERF II), and the ARP Act (HEERF III). All three programs are part of the Higher Education Emergency Relief (HEERF) efforts.
Each institution of higher education receiving these federal funds are obligated to meet federal reporting and disclosure requirement. Reporting requirements include disclosure of the amount of funding received, the amount allocated to the institution, amount allocated to students, criteria used for allocation of funds to students, and amounts disbursed throughout each quarter.
The required information for each program is linked below.
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act
The Coronavirus Response & Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA)
The American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act
Department of Education Emergency Stabilization Funds (ESF) Public Transparency Portal
The U.S. Department of Education is committed to providing the public with a transparent view into how Education Stabilization Fund (ESF) funds are spent. The ESF Transparency Portal provides that view by tracking, collecting, and disseminating ESF data.
The ESF is an investment of over $263 billion into state and institutional COVID-19 recovery and rebuilding efforts, managed by the U.S. Department of Education to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus impacts on education for our nation’s students. The ESF was established by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) in March 2020, with subsequent allocations to the Fund codified through the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSA Act), signed into law in December 2020, and the American Rescue Plan Act (ARP Act), signed into law in March 2021.
The ESF is composed of four primary emergency relief funds: (1) the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund, (2) the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund, (3) the Emergency Assistance to non-Public Schools (EANS) Fund, and (4) the Higher Education Emergency Relief (HEER) Fund. Below is a link to the Emmanuel College public transparency page on that portal.