The Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF II and HEERF III) are authorized by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA), Public Law 116-260, signed into law on Dec. 27, 2020 and the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Public Law 117- 2, signed into law on March 11, 2021. In total, the CRRSAA authorizes $81.88 billion, and ARP authorizes $39.6 billion in support for education in addition to the $30.75 billion expeditiously provided last spring through the Coronavirus Aid, Recovery, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, Public Law 116-136.
Talmudical Seminary Oholei Torah has signed and returned the Certification and Agreement and assures that the institution has used or intends to use the applicable amount of funds designated under the CRRSAA and ARP programs to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.
Unlike the CARES Act, the CRRSAA and ARP require that institutions prioritize students with exceptional need, such as students who receive Pell grants, in awarding financial aid grants to students. However, students do not need to be Pell recipients nor do they need to be eligible for Pell grants to be eligible to receive HEERF grants.
Talmudical Seminary Oholei Torah has been allocated $269,075 under CRRSAA to be used as Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students. Talmudical Seminary Oholei Torah has disbursed $0 from the Student Portion of CRRSAA as of March 31, but has made disbursements as of the date this report has been published, as detailed in the report for quarter ending June 30, 2021.