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Hawaiʻi Community Collegeʻs HEERF allocation and planned expenditures

Hawai’i Community College has been awarded the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF). The first allocation relates to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act or CARES Act, on March, 2020. The Governor also provided a portion of the State’s Coronavirus Relief Fund to UH in October 2020.

In March 2021, the second allocation to the College relates to the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA). As of April 5, 2021, the College has been awarded a total of $7.2 million.

The College convened the Reopening Fall 2020 Steering Committee and Workgroups. On October 9, 2020, College Council transitioned this committee to the COVID 19 Taskforce to provide continued oversight of the deployment of HEERF funding.

 

Updated 10/10/2021: View the College’s Quarterly Budget and Expenditure reports submitted to the US Department Education regarding Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF)

 

As of 7/1/2022   Budget Approved Actual   Available
    Allocation Requests Expenditures Encumbrances Balance
CARES Act            
HEERF I - Tranche I (Student Aid) CARES 1 573,613 573,613 573,613 0 0
HEERF I - Tranche II (Institutional Portion) CARES 2 573,613 573,613 540,874 5,060 27,679
HEERF I - Tranche III (Minority Serving Inst) CARES 3 1,037,771 1,037,771 774,296 9,509 253,966
             
Governor's Coronavirus Relief Fund CRF 575,154 575,154 575,154 0 0
             
CRRSAA            
HEERF II - Tranche I (Student Aid) CRRSAA 1 573,613 573,613 571,813 0 1800
HEERF II - Tranche II (Institutional Portion) CRRSAA 2 2,000,387 2,000,387 1,167,546 107,892 724,949
HEERF II - Tranche III (Minority Serving Inst) CRRSAA 3 1,947,171 1,947,171 379,890 146,400 1,420,881
             
ARPA            
HEERF III - Tranche I (Student Aid) ARPA 1 2,346,292 2,346,292 1,811,126 0 535,166
HEERF III - Tranche II (Institutional Portion) ARPA 2 2,212,754 1,489,927 973,804 38,716 1,200,234
HEERF III - Tranche III (Minority Serving Inst) ARPA 3 16,931 16,931 16,930 0 1
             
    11,857,299 11,134,472 7,385,047 307,576 4,164,675

 

Total HEERF Budget Requests Approved
Student Aid $ 4,376,934
Academic Support $ 1,079,812
Career Technical Education $ 1,352,527
Student Affairs $ 617,108
Edvance (Non-Credit) $ 738,207
Liberal Arts & Sciences $ 174,442
Administrative Services $ 27,194
KoEC $ 4,000
Palamanui $ 158,366
Chancellor $ 43,443
Kauhale $ 699,009
Hawaii CC $ 1,863,430
Grand Total $ 11,134,472

 

HEERF I Priority Criteria

  • Strengthen our capacity for online programs and virtual services
  • Ensure the health & safety of our Kauhale (social distancing & sanitation measures)
  • Support of Institutional Priorities 1) meet educational demands of Island, 2) student success and 3) strengthen our kauhale

 

HEERF II Priority Criteria

  • Student aid & emergency need
  • Closing the digital equity gaps (digital literacy, WIFI/ Equipment)
  • Meeting the educational/workforce needs of our community
  • Foster 'aina aloha based education, connection to 'aina, 'ohana & communities such as Sustainability activities
  • Address the needs of our diverse learners with a commitment to equity such as high touch services and support for basic skills

 

HEERF III Priority Criteria

  • COVID 19 mitigation related to safety & distance education
  • Studentʻs Basic Needs
  • Enrollment & re-enrollment, build capacity to provide high touch wrap around support to students
  • Loan forgiveness
  • Expanding programs that lead to in-demand high-quality jobs: HEERF has aided institutions in creating access to new programs that prepare students for high-quality jobs in demand, as a result of the coronavirus, that require specialized training and education