Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF II) Student Aid Funds

The federal government has provided funding for college students nationwide who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. UW-Platteville has received nearly $2.4 million through the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) to assist students with emergency costs that arise due to the Coronavirus; such as tuition, food, housing, medical expenses, course materials, and childcare. Priority must be given to students with documented exceptional need.

To qualify for Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) funds a student must complete a FAFSA for the 2020-2021 aid year, they must have be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours, and they must have incurred documented emergency expenses as a result of the Coronavirus after December 27, 2020.

Students who have previously received funding through the Pioneers Helping Pioneers program are eligible to apply for funds through the CRRSAA. However, they must have incurred documented emergency expenses because of the Coronavirus after December 27, 2020 to be eligible.

  • UW-Platteville signed and returned the Certification and Agreement form on April 10, 2020 and was notified that it had been federally funded through a Department of Education Grant Award Notification supplemental allocation on January 19, 2021. UW-Platteville’s Grant Award Notice (GAN) provided notice of an additional $2,396,335.00 in student grant funding through the CRRSAA to be expended by January 19, 2022.

  • As of 04/08/2021:

    • Total Amount of Funds Received: $2,396,335
    • Total Amount Distributed to Students: $2,396,335
    • Total Number of Students who have received CRRSAA Grant: 1,370
    • Estimated Total Number of Eligible Students: 4,395

    *Funding all expended as of 4/08/2021

  • Our mandatory reporting figures are below.

    • As of 2/17/2021:

      • Total Amount of Funds Received:  $2,696,335
      • Total Amount Distributed to Students:  $196,000
      • Total Number of Students who have Received Emergency Grant:  112
      • Estimated Total Number of Title IV-Eligible Students enrolled:  4,395
    • As of 6/2/2021:

      • Total Amount of Funds Received:  $2,696,335
      • Total Amount Distributed to Students:  $2,696,335
      • Total Number of Students who have Received Emergency Grant:  1,370
      • Estimated Total Number of Title IV-Eligible Students enrolled:  4,395

      As of 4/18/2021:

      • Total Amount of Funds Received:  $2,696,335
      • Total Amount Distributed to Students:  $2,696,335
      • Total Number of Students who have Received Emergency Grant:  1,370
      • Estimated Total Number of Title IV-Eligible Students enrolled:  4,395

      As of 3/4/2021:

      • Total Amount of Funds Received:  $2,696,335
      • Total Amount Distributed to Students:  $887,250
      • Total Number of Students who have Received Emergency Grant:  507
      • Estimated Total Number of Title IV-Eligible Students enrolled:  4,395
    • 45-Day Report

      As of 03/04/2021:

      • Total Amount of Funds Received: $2,396,335
      • Total Amount Distributed to Students: $887,250
      • Total Number of Students who have Received Emergency Grant: 507
      • Estimated Total Number of Title IV-Eligible Students Enrolled SP2021: 4,395

      Quarterly Report

      As of 3/31/2021: 

      • Total Amount of Funds Received: $2,696,335
      • Total Amount Distributed to Students:  ​$2,147,250
      • Total Number of Students who have Received CRRSAA Grant:  ​1,1227
      • Estimated Total Number of Eligible Students: 4,395
    • In an August 31, 2020 Federal Register notice the Department of Education published guidance requiring quarterly updates to CARES Act Institutional Funding statistics. Quarterly updates statistics will be made on October 30, 2020; January 10, 2021; April 10, 2021; and, July 10, 2021.

      Quarterly Reports

  • Eligibility Criteria

    All main campus, branch campus, and distance students who completed a FAFSA for the 2020-2021 academic year and incurred emergency expenses related to the coronavirus after December 27, 2020 are eligible for CRRSAA funds. As required in the guidance, priority will be given to students with exceptional need, which UW-Platteville has defined as Pell eligible students.

    Students must be enrolled in 6 or more credit hours. Exceptions may be given to those enrolled in fewer than 6 credit hours on a case-by-case basis with documented exceptional need.

    Students who have previously received funding through the Pioneers Helping Pioneers program are eligible to apply for funds through the CRRSAA. However, they must have incurred documented emergency expenses as a result of the Coronavirus after December 27, 2020 to be eligible.

    Students may receive only one grant through the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) funds at this time.

  • To receive funds through the CRRSAA, a student must start by completing the Pioneers Helping Pioneers emergency grant interest form. This may be done at https://go.uwplatt.edu/grant. Once complete, a student service representative will contact them with further directions.

    For questions or additional information, please contact:
    Student Support Services | 608.342.1816 | SSS@uwplatt.edu

Office location: Fifth floor, Pioneer Tower
Hours: 7:45 a.m.-4:15 p.m. (M-F)
School Code: 003921


Mailing address: 1 University Plaza, Platteville WI 53818


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