American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act (HEERF III) Disclosures

The American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act (HEERF III) was signed into law by President Biden on March 11, 2021.  The ARP Act requires the university to publish the following disclosures to explain how much funding we received and how we used it.

Emergency Financial Aid Grants

Quarterly Report - March 31, 2021

The American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act, also known as Higher Education Relief Fund (HEERF III) was signed into law by President Biden on March 11, 2021.  As of March 31, 2021, we have not yet received our Federal Grant Award Notification to utilize the student and institutional portions of HEERF III funding.  We are also waiting for additional clarification regarding appropriate use of funds. 

Quarterly Report - June 30, 2021

The American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act, also known as Higher Education Relief Fund (HEERF III) was signed into law by President Biden on March 11, 2021. On May 16, 2021, MTSU received our Grant Award Notification (GAN) from the U.S. Department of Education related to HEERF III funding.

MTSU will receive a total of $51,043,433 from the U.S. Department of Education to assist with COVID-19 related institutional expenses and to provide emergency grants to students. Of this amount, MTSU must minimally expend $25,722,169 to students.

As of June 30, 2021, MTSU is still determining student eligibility requirements for HEERF III funding. Federal guidelines require institutions to prioritize students with exceptional need, such as students who receive Federal Pell Grants or are undergraduates with extraordinary financial circumstances. Institutions can also establish additional eligibility requirements. We anticipate identifying eligible students and awarding HEERF III funds after the Fall 2021 census date of September 5, 2021. In the interim, we are still in the process of completing the awarding of HEERF II funding to students.