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CARES Act: Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF)

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act or, CARES Act, was passed by Congress and signed by President Donald Trump on March 27th, 2020. This bill allotted $2.2 trillion to provide fast and direct economic aid to the American people negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Of that money, approximately $14 billion was given to the Office of Postsecondary Education as the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund, or HEERF.

University of South Carolina System Allocation - CARES Act

  Section I: CARES Act Section II: CARES Act Section III: CARES Act  
  Minimum Allocation to Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students Institutional Portion Strengthening Instituations Smaller Instituations Total CARES Act Funding
University of South Carolina - Columbia 10,707,565 10,707,565     21,415,130
University of South Carolina - Aiken 1,532,706 1,532,706 149,508   3,214,920 
University of South Carolina - Beaufort 1,037,627 1,037,627 101,177   2,176,431 
University of South Carolina - Upstate 3,052,328 3,052,328 296,846   6,401,502 
University of South Carolina - Lancaster 285,432 285,432     570,864 
University of South Carolina - Salkehatchie 391,621 391,621 38,170   821,412 
University of South Carolina - Sumter 352,900 352,900     705,800 
University of South Carolina - Union 228,957 228,957   42,087 500,001 
TOTAL $17,589,136 $17,589,136 $585,701 $42,087 $35,806,060

Section I: CARES Act Section 18004(a)(1) Reporting

Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students:

Institutional Portion:

Section II: CARES Act Section 18004(a)(2) Reporting

Strengthening Institutions Program (SIP):

Section III: CARES Act Section 18004(a)(3) Reporting

Smaller Instituations:



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