HEERF Funding Reporting


HEERF Institutional Funds

The funds are used to cover costs or expenses related to the preparation of campus in regard to COVID-19. Funds are used to purchase technology hardware and software for students and employees to enhance distance learning, costs or expenses relating to the disinfecting and cleaning of campus facilities and the purchasing of equipment and supplies to reduce the number of students in classrooms to enhance social distancing.

  • July–August 2020 Reimbursement: $203.36
  • October 2020 Reimbursement: $42,382.90
  • November 2020 Reimbursement: $112,676.90
  • December 2020 Reimbursement: $84,143.40
  • January 2021 Reimbursement: $106,565.63
  • February 2021 Reimbursement: $35,438.58
  • March 2021 Reimbursement: $32,335.57
  • April 2021 Reimbursement: $74,690.89
  • May 2021 Reimbursement: $156,668.77 (Education Stabilization Funds)
  • June 2021 Reimbursement: $231,527.71 ($68,800.23 to Education Stabilization Fund)
  • July 2021 Reimbursement: $737,596.95
  • August 2021 Reimbursement: $214,060.31
  • September 2021 Reimbursement: $194,759.38
  • October 2021 Reimbursement: $244,123.58
  • November 2021 Reimbursement: $538,884.24
  • December 2021 Reimbursement: $661,323.02
  • January 2022 Reimbursement: $168,601.24
  • February 2022 Reimbursement: $332,752.78
  • March 2022 Reimbursement: $42,006.70
  • March 2022 Reimbursement(lost revenue): $793,501.03
  • April 2022 Reimbursement: $50,497.49
  • May 2022 Reimbursement: $199,732.04
  • June 2022 Reimbursement: $536,995.88
  • July-September 2022 Reimbursement: $374.22

Third Quarter (2022 July-September) HEERF Funds

Second Quarter (2022 April-June) HEERF Report

First Quarter (2022 January-March) HEERF Funds

Fourth Quarter  Report (2021 October-December HEERF Funds

Third Quarter Report (2021 July-September) HEERF Funds

Second-Quarter-(2021 April-June) HEERF Funding 

First Quarter Report (2021 January-March) HEERF Funds

Education Stabilization Funding Final Report (2021 May-June)

2020 Monthly breakdown of reimbursement 

HEERF Emergency Student Financial Aid Awards

2022 Spring Semester Disbursement

As stated below, East Central College signed and returned the Certification and Agreement form and intends to use 100% of the funds to provide HEERF grants to students.

East Central College received $3,115,247 in round 3 of HEERF student funds. As of May 1, 2022, a total of $1,552,550 of the $3,115,247 was distributed to 1,532 students out of a total of 2,466 eligible students.

The College selected as many students as possible to be eligible to receive a student emergency financial aid award, including all students enrolled in a least  one credit course, Dual Credit and Dual Enrollment students, students registered in English as Second Language courses and the High School Equivalency Exam program and those registered in the Certified Nursing Assistant and Certified Medication Technician program during the 2022 spring semester.

2021 Fall Semester Disbursement

As stated below, East Central College signed and returned the Certification and Agreement form and intends to use 100% of the funds to provide HEERF grants to students.

East Central College received $3,115,247 in round 3 of HEERF student funds. As of November 19, 2021, a total of $1,559,900 of the $3,115,247 was distributed to 1,465 students out of a total of 2,781 eligible students.

The College selected as many students as possible to be eligible to receive a student emergency financial aid award, including all students enrolled in a least  one credit course, Dual Credit and Dual Enrollment students, students registered in English as Second Language courses and the High School Equivalency Exam program and those registered in the Certified Nursing Assistant and Certified Medication Technician program during the 2021 fall semester.

Eligible students received the following email on October 13,2021.

Student Name,

A new emergency grant is available for East Central College students, and upon initial review, we have determined that you may be eligible for funding from this program. Grant amounts can be between $200 and $1700 for the Fall semester.

This grant is part of the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III, and was passed to assist students whose learning environment was disrupted due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  It can help assist with expenses related to food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child-care.

Before a final eligibility determination can be made you must complete HEERF III application here.   If you are eligible, your award will appear in your student self-service portal.  These funds WILL NOT be available to pick up in person and will instead be sent directly to you via direct deposit or hard copy check.

If you have not yet signed up for direct deposit you may wish to do so now, view directions on how to do so here. If you would like the check mailed, and have recently moved, please provide the college with your current mailing address

In order to receive these funds, the HEERF III application must be received in our office on or before October 31st, 2021. The sooner you submit the form, the sooner we will be able to award the funds.

2021 Spring Semester Disbursement

East Central College received $825,661 in round 2 of HEERF funds and intends to use 100% of the funds to provide HEERF grants to students.  As of June 9,2021, $825,515.00 was awarded to 652 students out of 1,835 eligible to receive a student emergency financial aid award.

The awards ranged from $830 to $1685 per student, depending on the student’s financial aid status. In addition to those students registered in at least one credit class, eligible students also included those registered in English as Second Language courses, the High School Equivalency Exam program and those registered in the Certified Nursing Assistant and Certified Medication Technician program.

Eligible students received the following email on May 7,2021:

As part of the federal stimulus spending in response to the Covid-19 pandemic a new emergency grant program for students has been created.  The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) Act was passed to assist students with expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus, such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child-care expenses.  Upon initial review, we have determined that you may be eligible for funding from this program.  Before a final eligibility determination can be made you must complete the CRRSAA Act (CARES2) Emergency Relief Fund Form located at (https://www.eastcentral.edu/finaid/forms/). Please return this form via fax to 636-583-6651 or through regular mail at the address listed below.  You may also submit the form via email only from your college issued email account to finaid@eastcentral.edu or in person to the Student Service Center in the BH Building in Union, or to the Student Services Offices at the ECC Rolla Main Building.

If you are eligible, your award will appear in your student self-service portal.  These funds WILL NOT be available to pick up in person and will instead be sent directly to you via direct deposit or hard copy check.  If you have not yet signed up for direct deposit you may wish to do so now (https://www.eastcentral.edu/advisement/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2020/04/DIRECT-DEPOSIT-GUIDANCE.pdf). If you would like the check mailed, and have recently moved, please provide the college with your current mailing address by writing the address on your CRRSAA Act (CARES2) Emergency Relief Fund Form.

In order to receive these funds, the CRRSAA Act (CARES2) Emergency Relief Fund Form must be received in our office on or before May 21, 2021. The sooner you submit the form, the sooner we will be able to award the funds.

ECC Financial Aid Staff

East Central College

1964 Prairie Dell Road

Union, MO 63084

2020 Reporting

Round One Funding

As of October 8, 2020, a total of $825,587 in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act dollars were disbursed to 722 fall semester students out of total of 1,322 eligible students.

Second 45-Day Report
August 18, 2020

As of August 18, 2020, a total of $376,300 has been disbursed to 640 students.

First 45-Day Report
July 8, 2020

As of July 8, 2020, a total of $343,800 has been disbursed to 584 students.

30-Day Report
May 27, 2020

On May 6, 2020, the Office of Postsecondary Education published requirements for Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) reporting. Reporting for HEERF funds distributed to East Central College will begin 30 days from the U.S. Department of Education awarded grant documents and each 45 days thereafter.

  1. On April 21, 2020, the Certification and Agreement were signed and returned to the Department of Education. East Central College intends 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. The college’s Higher Education Emergency Relief Funding was awarded on May 4, 2020.
  2. The total amount of funds that the institution will receive from the Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students is $825,661.
  3. As of May 27, 2020, the total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act is $118,300. 
  4. The estimated total number of students at the institution eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act is 1,323. This number may change. 
  5. The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act is 195 as of May 27, 2020.
  6. East Central College determined eligible students must be Title IV eligible, have filed a 2019-20 FAFSA, have been enrolled in an eligible program as of February 17, 2020 (Spring Census Date), and must certify that they have qualifying expenses due to the disruption of campus operations as a result of the coronavirus.  Pell Grant recipients can receive either $700 (EFC below 2701) or $600 (EFC above 2700) and students who are not Pell eligible can receive $400. 
  7. Eligible students received the following email on May 15, 2020:  

Hello!  As part of the federal stimulus spending in response to the Covid-19 pandemic a new emergency grant program for students has been created.  The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was passed to assist students with expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus, such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child-care expenses.  Upon initial review, we have determined that you may be eligible for funding from this program.  Before a final eligibility determination can be made you must complete the certification form located at (web page link).  Please return this form via fax or regular mail. 

If you are eligible, your award will appear in the student self-service portal.  These funds WILL NOT be available to pick up in person and will instead be sent directly to you via direct deposit or hard copy check.  If you have not yet signed up for direct deposit you may wish to do so now.