The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III (HEERF III) is authorized by the American Rescue Plan (ARP), which was signed into law on March 11, 2021. ARP funds are in addition to funds authorized by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA) and the Coronavirus Aid, Recovery, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The ARP includes emergency aid for distribution directly to students as well as funds to offset institutional costs incurred as a result of the ongoing pandemic.
On April 17, 2020 the Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA) signed and returned the Certification and Agreement for the Student Aid Portion of the CARES Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF). Because CIA completed the Certification & Agreement for CARES Act HEERF Student Aid Portion funding, the College was not required to submit a Certification and Agreement for CRRSAA Student Aid Portion funding or ARP Student Aid Portion funding.
On August 6, 2020 CIA signed and returned the Certification and Agreement for the Institutional portion of the CARES Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF). Because CIA completed the Certification & Agreement for CARES Act HEERF Institutional funding, the College was not required to submit a Certification and Agreement for CRRSAA Institutional funding or ARP Institutional funding.
Under the ARP, CIA received a total of $2,040,649 in Student and Institutional funding, of which at least $1,020,325 is required to be awarded directly to students as emergency financial aid grants.
The Cleveland Institute of Art is finalizing the methodology and/or policy for distributing HEERF III/ARP grants to students, which will be announced and disseminated to students along with instructions, directions and guidance upon final approval of a policy for distribution of HEERF III/ARP grants. Information will be sent via email and posted on this webpage.
View our quarterly reports to see details about how ARP funds not designated for student emergency financial aid grants are used.
View CIA's Federal CARES Act Grants page here.
View CIA's Federal CRRSAA Grants page here.