CRRSAA Funding for Students (Faculty/Staff)

Dear Colleagues,

Earlier today we shared the following information with students about how to apply for funding as part of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) emergency grant assistance, also referred to as the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II (HEERF II). We know that all of us are concerned about contributing to the success and wellbeing of our students, and wanted you to be aware that we are offering funding requests to all Puget Sound students who are in need of financial support due to the difficult circumstances brought forth by the coronavirus.

Sincerely,

Student Financial Services


FR: Student Financial Services
RE: Emergency Grant Assistance
DT: February 22, 2021

Dear Puget Sound Student,

We are happy to announce that the university has received funding as part of the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II (HEERF II) as authorized by Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA) to support emergency costs that have emerged as a result of the coronavirus. The online request form can be found at pugetsound.edu/caresactfunds or you can access the request form directly by clicking on this link.

In accordance with federal guidance, the HEERF II funds are available to students who are in need of financial support due to the difficult circumstances brought forth by the coronavirus. This would include support for food, housing, tuition, course materials, technology, travel and other expenses you may have incurred as a result of COVID-19. If you are dealing with a financial hardship or have incurred unexpected expenses due to the pandemic, we encourage you to apply for this funding. The federal guidance associated with HEERF II funding requires that institutions prioritize exceptional need in awarding grants to students. If you believe that you have a need, please take some time to complete the request form. Recipients do not have to demonstrate financial need through traditional measures such as the FAFSA, but will need to provide some clear reasoning for this request. We will process these requests based on the schedule below:

Request Deadline: Receive Response Notification By:
Monday, March 1, 2021 Monday, March 15, 2021

Monday, March 15, 2021

Thursday, April 1, 2021
Thursday, April 1, 2021 Thursday, April 15, 2021
Thursday, April 15, 2021 Saturday, May 1, 2021
Saturday, May 1, 2021 Saturday, May 15, 2021

Please be clear and concise in describing the nature of your expenses and make sure that the amount you are requesting is accurate. Award amount decisions will be based on the type of expense, the description and reasonableness of the request, and available funding.

We are grateful to have access to this funding to support you during these challenging times. If you have questions about this process or the funding, you are welcome to contact Student Financial Services at sfs@pugetsound.edu.

All our best,

Student Financial Services