Higher Education Emergency Relief Funding

HEERF Funding

Kishwaukee College received COVID-19 relief money from the federal and state governments. Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF) include CARES, GEERS, CRRSAA and American Rescue Plan

Relief Funds Summary

Support services

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Kishwaukee College increased support and removed barriers to assist students with their financial challenges brought on by the pandemic. Support efforts include:

  1. Textbook Loan Program — Students received textbooks and required digital materials for free.
  2. Childcare Support — The Early Learning Center at Kish is provided free childcare for credit students enrolled for Spring 2022.
  3. Transportation Support — Kish provided free bus passes to credit students enrolled for Spring 2022.
  4. Laptop/Chromebook Loan Program — Kish increased its supply of laptops and Chromebooks for students in need.
  5. Champions Fund — The fund aided students who experience unexpected costs throughout the semester, including car, medical, housing, food or other basic necessities.
  6. COVID-19 Relief Support Stipend — Financial support covered educational expenses incurred during the pandemic. The CARES student disbursement was awarded in Spring 2020. The CRRSAA student disbursement was awarded to students enrolled in Spring & Summer 2021. ARP funds were awarded to students enrolled in Fall 2021 & Spring 2022.

American Rescue Plan (ARP) FAQs


ARP — American Rescue Plan
CARES — Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act
CRRSAA — Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations
GEERS — Governor's Emergency Education Relief Fund
HEERF — Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund

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