The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA), and American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) were approved by Congress and include support for higher education in the Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF). As a result, WSU received aid in the form of six grants from the Department of Education totaling $118,281,874.00. Three of these grants are intended for emergency financial aid grants to students facing expenses due to the coronavirus, and three are intended to provide the institution with relief for lost revenue and costs associated with significant changes to the delivery of instruction due to coronavirus. Mandatory reporting elements for the student-focused grants can be found at WSU’s Student Care Network website. The following reporting elements are associated with the institutional grants.
As of June 30, 2022:
- WSU has been awarded $65,321,354.00 for relief of institutional expenses associated with significant changes to the delivery of instruction due to coronavirus.
- WSU has received a total of $65,321,354.00 of these awards.
- To date, these funds have been used to recover lost revenue from housing and dining services, to purchase hot spots for internet access, to provide refunds for student parking passes, to refund study abroad program application fees, to provide additional software for online learning, COVID testing, Clorox wipes, masks, and to assist with financial assistance for students.
- WSU has not created nor retained any jobs specifically as a result of these awards.
- WSU has not awarded any subcontracts or subgrants related to these awards.
- Management of HEERF funds is a team effort; the Vice President for Finance and Administration authorizes expenses to this award, while partners in the Controller’s Office and Sponsored Programs Services review, process and help ensure the use of these funds comply with applicable regulations and policies. Decisions related to the use of this award are made in consultation with WSU’s Executive Policy Group, as part of the COVID-19 Incident Command Structure. All employees involved in expending and accounting for funds are trained and follow WSU BPPM 10.04, related to Internal Controls.
Quarterly Reporting Forms:
- For the period ending September 30, 2020
- For the period ending December 31, 2020
- For the period ending March 31, 2021
- For the period ending June 30, 2021
- For the period ending September 30, 2021
- For the period ending December 31, 2021
- For the period ending March 31, 2022
- For the period ending June 30, 2022