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American Rescue Plan: Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF III)

The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III (HEERF III) is authorized by the American Rescue Plan (ARP), Public Law 117-2, signed into law on March 11, 2021, providing $39.6 billion in support to institutions of higher education to serve students and ensure learning continues during the COVID-19 pandemic.
ARP funds are in addition to funds authorized by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA), Public Law 116-260 and the Coronavirus Aid, Recovery, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, Public Law 116-136. Emergency funds available to institutions and their students under all emergency funds total $76.2 billion.

University of South Carolina System Allocation - ARP

  Section I: ARP Act  
  Minimum Allocation to Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students Institutional Portion Total ARP Act Funding
University of South Carolina - Columbia               30,668,979               27,513,436          58,182,415
University of South Carolina - Aiken                 4,476,080                 4,321,989            8,798,069
University of South Carolina - Beaufort                 3,051,215                 2,964,297            6,015,512
University of South Carolina - Upstate                 9,175,942                 8,895,732          18,071,674
University of South Carolina - Lancaster                 1,174,615                 1,046,302            2,220,917
University of South Carolina - Salkehatchie                 1,360,632                 1,354,505            2,715,137
University of South Carolina - Sumter                 1,155,661                 1,131,255            2,286,916
University of South Carolina - Union                    828,177                    813,136            1,641,313
TOTAL $51,891,301 $48,040,652 $99,931,953

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