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SUNY Upstate has developed an Emergency COVID-19 Grant committee to administer grant funds made available through the Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. These grant funds were established by the Federal Government to help SUNY Upstate Students who experience or experienced financial difficulty, emergency, or one-time hardships due to Coronavirus, such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, child care and a delay in graduation due to canceling of Clinicals. Funds awarded are designed to alleviate short-term financial need and are managed by the COVID Grant Committee in collaboration with Student Affairs and the Student Accounts Office. Grants awarded do not need to be repaid. Supplemental funds were later authorized through the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA)/(HEERF II) and the American Rescue Plan (ARP)/(HEERF III) to continue support for institutions of higher education to serve students and ensure learning continues during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Federal Disclosure Reporting Chart Below is the combined quarterly reporting summary for the HEERF Student Aid Funds made available through CARES, CRRSAA, and the ARP satisfying the required reporting elements.

Federal disclosure reporting chart
Report Date Amount Distributed #of Students Received Total Amount of HEERF Funds SUNY Upstate Received 
Quarterly September 30, 2020 $187,281 172 (unduplicated) $259,963
Quarterly December 31,2020 $219,059 183 (unduplicated) $259,963
Quarterly March 31, 2021 $259,963 217 (unduplicated) $259,963
Quarterly June 30, 2021 $258,950 698 (unduplicated) $519,926 
Quarterly December 31, 2021 $523,377.50 1292 (unduplicated)


 The total amount of HEERF Institutional Funds SUNY Upstate Received is: $1,381,911.  Our total expenditure of these funds as of January 10, 2022 is: $1,048,799 

Cares Act Sections 18004(a)(1) Student Portion

The total amount of HEERF Student Funds SUNY Upstate Received is: $1,173,579.00.  As of January 10, 2022 we have distributed to students a total of $1,159,585.90

Cares Act Sections 18004(a)(1) Institutional Portion