HEERF III Award Programs
As a result of the passage of the American Rescue Plan (ARP) additional funding was allocated for the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund. This fund directs institutions of higher education to use no less than 50 percent of funds received to provide emergency financial aid grants to students who incurred “expenses related to the disruption of campus such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care expenses.” The emergency relief funding that is to be directly distributed for Radford University students is $12,179,559.
Radford University will award in a manner to best address the program requirements and intent of the funding to ensure students receive the support needed in a fair, equitable, and expedient manner. As of June 30, 2021 the award criteria are not yet defined. When an awarding strategy has been defined all updates will be available on this website and emailed to eligible students.