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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 11/19/2021   Budget Approved Actual   Available
    Allocation Requests Expenditures Encumbrances Balance
CARES Act            
HEERF I - Tranche I (Student Aid) CARES 1 573,613 573,613 573,113 0 500
HEERF I - Tranche II (Institutional Portion) CARES 2 573,613 573,613 502,956 22,189 48,467
HEERF I - Tranche III (Minority Serving Inst) CARES 3 1,037,771 1,037,771 557,413 62,058 418,300
             
Governor's Coronavirus Relief Fund CRF 575,154 575,154 575,154 0 0
             
CRRSAA            
HEERF II - Tranche I (Student Aid) CRRSAA 1 573,613 573,613 548,300 0 25,313
HEERF II - Tranche II (Institutional Portion) CRRSAA 2 2,000,387 2,000,387 219,226 262,844 1,518,317
HEERF II - Tranche III (Minority Serving Inst) CRRSAA 3 1,947,171 1,947,171 71,950 108,189 1,767,033
             
ARPA            
HEERF III - Tranche I (Student Aid) ARPA 1 2,346,292 2,346,292 954,447 0 1,391,845
HEERF III - Tranche II (Institutional Portion) ARPA 2 2,212,754 1,489,927 635,709 57,862 1,519,183
HEERF III - Tranche III (Minority Serving Inst) ARPA 3 16,931 16,931 14,084 462 2,385
             
    11,857,299 11,134,472 4,652,352 513,603 6,691,344

 

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