The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III (HEERF III) is authorized by the American Rescue Plan (ARP), Public Law 117-2, signed into law on March 11, 2021, providing $39.6 billion in support to institutions of higher education to serve students and ensure learning continues during the COVID-19 pandemic.
ARP funds are in addition to funds authorized by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA), Public Law 116-260 and the Coronavirus Aid, Recovery, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, Public Law 116-136. Emergency funds available to institutions and their students under all emergency funds total $76.2 billion.
Mitchell Hamline was awarded $744,974 by the U.S. Department of Education (Ed). Of that amount the school is required to award $372,486 to students in the form of emergency grants.
As of June 30th, the school has been accepting applications but has not disbursed any funds to our student population. The estimated total number of students at Mitchell Hamline School of Law that are eligible to participate in program is 1044. The number was determined by matriculation number for summer 2021.
Mitchell Hamline has reached out to our student population several ways to promote the student applications for the Emergency Financial Aid Grants. Information was sent to students via email, and an announcement was posted through the Docket s. The Financial Aid office has also posted a link to information on the Emergency Financial Aid Grants on their webpage posted in their news feed. Students are encouraged to complete an online application for the funding. The application requests information from the student to support the Department of Education requirements for the disbursement of the Emergency Financial Aid Grants. Students may request up to $2,000 and and student who received prior grants were allowed to reapply. All applications are reviewed by a committee made up of Mitchell Hamline faculty and staff.