The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) passed an additional round of emergency funding to assist college students with the financial impact related to the pandemic.
SUNY Oneonta will receive $7,907,425 through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III (HEERF III) to be disbursed in the form of emergency grants to students.
The college is waiting for guidance from SUNY regarding eligibility requirements.
The college will work with eligible students to provide them with any necessary information and steps they may need to complete once we have received guidance from SUNY.
SUNY System Administration and the Board of Trustees, in consultation with the state’s Division of Budget and within the framework established by the federal government, provide direction for the distribution and use of these funds.
For HEERF II, it took approximately three months from the time the funding amounts were announced for us to receive the monies and the disbursement instructions. We will provide an update to the college community regarding this round of funding when we have new information to share.
Questions? Email EmergencyRelief@oneonta.edu.