On March 27th, 2020, the federal government passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES Act) which established the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF). HEERF is to assist enrolled students and higher education institutions during the unprecedented financial crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Each of the four Peralta Colleges received CARES/ HEERF Act Relief Funding. Each college submitted an Agreement and certification to the Department of Education with the assurance that the colleges intend to use no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.
District-wide CARES / HEERF Allocations as presented to the Board of Trustees on May 10, 2022.
For more information about CARES / HEERF Act Relief Funding, visit the college websites below.