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.
Talmudical Seminary Oholei Torah has been allocated $269,075 under CRRSAA and $715,528 under ARP to be used as Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students. Talmudical Seminary Oholei Torah has disbursed $1,355 from the Student Portion of CRRSAA and $245 from the Student Portion of ARP to 2 eligible students between July 1, 2021 and September 30, 2021.
Pell Grant recipients were prioritized and were the first students to receive grants in the quarter ending 06/30/2021. Students received grants in the amount of $800.
Students were instructed that their Emergency Financial Aid Grants are non-taxable and may be used for any component of their cost of attendance or for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care) or child care.