CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was passed by Congress and signed into law to provide economic relief from COVID-19. One section of the CARES Act established the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF). UAMS was allocated $486,488 in HEERF institutional relief funding. UAMS signed and returned the Institutional Relief Certification and Agreement required by the Department of Education on April 30, 2020 and agrees to abide by all requirements regarding appropriate usage of funds.

September 30, 2020 Quarterly Report

December 31, 2020 Quarterly Report

UAMS will continue to draw on additional funds based on CARES Act guidelines. For additional information, please contact the Associate Provost for Students and Administration at 501-296-1275.

Student Portion

An additional $486,488 was allocated for students. The final report outlining how the student funds were spent can be found here.