Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act
On March 27, 2020, Public Law No. 116-136, referred to as the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, was signed into law to mitigate the economic impact for those affected by the coronavirus. In implementing the Federal CARES Act, the U.S. Department of Education released Higher Education and Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF) as emergency financial aid grants. Under Section 18004 of the CARES Act, no less than 50 percent of the full grant, referred to as the Student Aid part of the grant, must be used for direct emergency aid to students, including but not limited to, grants to students for food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and childcare. The remaining portion, referred to as the Institutional Aid part, should be used by institutions to cover costs associated with significant changes to the delivery of instruction due to the coronavirus.
FSU CARES Act Reporting:
Student Aid: https://financialaid.fsu.edu/cares-act