Acknowledgement: Per sponsor requirements, NMU submitted the Department the Certification and Agreement and the assurance that the institution commits to use no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students. This certification was submitted April 19, 2020. Per sponsor requirements, “for existing private nonprofit and public CARES Act grantees, the CRRSAA authorized supplemental awards to existing Student Aid Portion and Institutional Portion grantees. These institutions will not be required to submit new or revised applications to the Department to receive these new funds.” Therefore, no new certification was completed for the HEERF II (CRRSAA) or HEERF III (ARP) funding to use the funds received under Section 314(a)(1) of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA) and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs from the American Rescue Plan to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.
Total amount received: NMU qualified for and received funds from the Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students $14,734,965 (in student-targeted funding from combined CARES, CRRSA & ARP).
Total amount distributed: For quarter ending March 31, 2022, NMU had distributed to students, under Section 314(a)(1) of the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs a total of $3,567,909.
Total number of students eligible: The estimated total number of students at Northern Michigan university eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants under Section 314(a)(1) and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs is 6,289 students.
Total number of students served: For quarter ending March 31, 2022, NMU had distributed Emergency Financial Aid Grant support, under Section 314(a)(1) and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs, to a total of 6,289 students.
Methods: In additional to student individual requests, NMU processed Student Emergency Grants using the HEERF II and HEERF III funding.
Winter 2022 semester: The method used by NMU to determine student recipients of Emergency Financial Aid Grants, and the amount they received, CRRSA Section 314(a)(1) and was a Block emergency grant to students between $200 to $750. The Winter 2022 Federal Stimulus Grants awarded on 2/02/2022, based on Winter 2022 semester enrollment to all eligible students. The amounts were based on allocating funding to all of the students who were estimated to be eligible and is meant to assist students towards COVID-related expenses, such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care), or child-care expenses. The application, including eligibility criteria, for the Winter 2022 Federal Stimulus Grants funds is available to students here.
Additional instructions/information: NMU has made announcements and connected students with information. These informational announcements were made by the NMU’s President Office on 12/9/2021 and 1/04/2022. Additionally, NMU has a fluid webpage with up-to-date information related to COVID-19 to keep faculty, staff, administration, students and other constituents informed at all times.