Thursday, April 15, 2021

UMD Student COVID Relief Grant

The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) was signed into law on December 27, 2020. This law provides the U.S. Department of Education federal funds for higher education institutions to prevent, prepare for and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II. As part of the CRRSAA, the relief fund was created to provide universities with funds for financial aid grants for students and to cover institutional expenses related to the pandemic. The University of Maryland’s (UMD) approach to distributing these funds is student-centered.
UMD has received funds from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund to distribute to eligible students as UMD Student COVID Relief Grants. These grants can be used for any component of the student’s cost of attendance or for emergency costs that arise due to the pandemic, such as:
  • assistance with food purchases,
  • needs related to housing/rent/utilities,
  • assistance with health care (including mental health care) or child care expenses,
  • the payment of tuition or purchase of course materials, and/or
  • technology-related needs. 

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