American Rescue Plan Act/HEERF III

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARP) passed an additional round of emergency funding to assist college students with the financial impact related to the pandemic.

SUNY Adirondack received Student Aid funding under section 2003(7) of the ARP. 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 ARP Student Aid Funds, our institution agrees to be bound by the conditions set forth in the ARP Student Aid Supplemental Agreement including using 100 percent of these Student Aid Funds to provide emergency aid grants to students.


The State University of New York (SUNY) is currently drafting SUNY-wide guidelines and a distribution plan for the American Rescue Plan (HEERF III) Student Aid funds which will provide vital emergency grants to SUNY undergraduate and graduate students with exceptional need and/or extraordinary need and /or extraordinary financial circumstances. Once the guidance and distribution plan are formally approved and communicated to the SUNY campuses, our required HEERF reporting disclosures will be updated.

How to Apply

The college will work with eligible students to provide them with any necessary information and steps they may need to complete once we have received guidance from SUNY.

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.