CRRSAA Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds

SUNY Adirondack received Student Aid funding under the CRRSAA section 314(a)(1) program. This program, with some changes, provides supplemental funds to the CARES Act section 18004(a)(1) program. SUNY Adirondack signed and returned to the Education Department a Certification and Agreement as required under the CARES Act section 18004(a)(1) program. We acknowledge that by drawing down the CRRSAA Student Aid Funds, our institution agrees to be bound by the conditions set forth in the CRRSAA Student Aid Supplemental Agreement including using 100 percent of these Student Aid Funds to provide emergency aid grants to students.

CRRSAA is federal legislation that provides financial support to individuals and businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. CRRSAA funds allow SUNY Adirondack to provide emergency grants to students who are experiencing financial hardship from additional expenses due to the coronavirus. The $1,279,189 disbursement designated for students is designed to prioritize students with the greatest identified financial need and ensure that funds are distributed as widely as possible. There are 1,697 students who could potentially be eligible for these funds. SUNY Adirondack will disburse these funds to two groups:

  1. SUNY Adirondack Students Eligible for Pell Grant in the Spring 2021 semester

Student Award Chart

Amount Per EFC Range & Spring '21 Enrollment Status

Enrollment Status

EFC 0 -1,500

EFC 1,501 - 2,900

EFC 2,901 - 4,300

EFC 4,301 -5,711

12+ credits





1-11 credits






2. Students who have experienced COVID-19 emergencies 

There will be a maximum award of $1,500 per student. 


CRRSAA Student Aid Quarterly Reporting

CRRSAA Institutional Quarterly Reporting ending 3.31.2021

CRRSAA Institutional Quarterly Reporting ending 6.30.2021



Spring 2021 students enrolled as of February 19, 2021 who have the greatest financial need can be considered for these funds. Students can be enrolled in credit bearing programs or non-credit courses. Recipients must be US citizens; these funds cannot be awarded to international students, or DACA students.


How to Apply

Information about applying for Federal Emergency relief funds will be provided in an email to eligible students via their school email accounts. Note that Pell eligible students who receive a Cares Act Grant can apply for additional funds through this application. Complete the application at Please log in below with your network ID and password. You can look up your network ID and password by logging into Banner (with your Banner ID & PIN). Once logged in, choose the Personal Information tab and then Lookup Network ID & Password.


Allowable Expenses

Expenses can include food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and/or child care.



You do not have to repay Federal Emergency relief funds. The Federal CARES Act Emergency Grant funds are designed to be a grant (otherwise called gift aid) and is not a loan. It will not be considered taxable income for 2021.


Impact on Existing Financial Aid Plans

This funding will not reduce your financial aid. It does not negate nor replace financial aid.