Federal Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Information


Federal American Rescue Plan (ARP) Final Quarterly Report

The University of New Mexico (UNM) received funding through the ARP program through the US Department of Education. UNM is required to spend a minimum of $27,812,703 on emergency student grants through this program.
As of June 30, 2022, the University of New Mexico has distributed $27,818,722 of the ARP funds on emergency grants to students.
17,034 UNM students were eligible for funding through the ARP program.
17,034 UNM students (at all five campuses) received funding through the ARP program.

The funding was given to half time enrolled degree seeking students with a FAFSA or State Aid application on file.  We distributed funds by expected family contribution as follows to students in July and August:  $2100 (0 to 5500); $1300 (5501 to 20000) and $800 (20001 and above).  9200 students received the $2100 distribution, 3246 students received the $1300 distribution and 2663 students received the $800 distribution.  The last round of the funds were distributed in September and were based on this EFC break out:  $1376 (0 to 5500); $715 (5501 to 20000) and $344 (20001 and above).  1297 students received the $1376 distribution, 341 students received the $715 distribution and 274 students received the $344 distribution.

Email sent to students:

Subject: UNM Relief Funds

Dear Student,           

I hope this email finds you and your family well.  This communication contains important information about financial assistance for you provided through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III (HEERF III). The U.S. Department of Education has provided additional funds to the University of New Mexico as well as other colleges and universities to assist current students with expenses such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care.  We are distributing 100% of the funds allocated to UNM for student aid directly to students based on students' financial need assessment using the 2021-22 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file or a 2021-22 State Aid Form. 

You qualify for these funds  in the amount of $xxx.  These funds will be direct deposited into the bank account you have already set up with UNM, or mailed as a physical check to your mailing address (if you did not previously set up direct deposit with us).  By receiving these funds, you acknowledge you will use them as intended to offset some of the expenses described above that you have incurred during this difficult time.  As you budget these funds, you might want to explore the resources at the Center for Financial Capability.

Despite the challenges, continuing your educational pursuits is important.  We are here to support and work with you to get the most of the time, effort and money you invested in this semester and to help you toward our shared goal of your graduation.       

We realize you may have many needs during this uncertain time and hope these funds will be of assistance.  Many resources are available through UNM campuses ( AlbuquerqueGallupLos AlamosTaos, and  Valencia) and in the community.  We hope that you will reach out to faculty and staff for support in reaching your academic goals.  We believe you have what it takes to complete your UNM education and want to support you to the finish line. 

The pandemic that has so disrupted your life for the last 17 months is coming under control, but new cases still arrive among the unvaccinated.  The best way to protect your family, your elders, your community, and your future, is to get vaccinated.  It’s safe, it’s easy, and it’s free.  In New Mexico you can go to https://cvvaccine.nmhealth.org/ to sign up.  Please do!        

Also please report your vaccination status to UNM.  Students who are fully vaccinated are eligible for a $100 incentive payment.  See https://bringbackthepack.unm.edu/protecting-the-pack/vax-the-pack.html for details.

Stay safe and Go Lobos!

Dr. James P. Holloway
Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
The University of New Mexico

Institution Name : The University of New Mexico

Date of Report : 06/30/22

Covering Quarter Ending: June 30

PR/Award Number(s): P425F:

200681-20B

P425J:

P425K:

P425L:

200243-20C

P425M:

P425N:

Total Amount of Funds Awarded: Section (a)(1I nstitutional Portion: $ 26,516,585                    

Section (a)(2): $ 3,495,776                                         

 

Section (a)(3):$0.00

FinalReport?

1)Please provide a link to your annual report located on the ESF transparency portal so the public can review the full details of your HEERF grant usage overthe last calendar year, including methodologies used to award HEERF funds to students, academic success of HEERF recipients, and other details:
https://finaid.unm.edu/cares-act.html
2) What percentage of students received emergency grants and how much did students receive by student type and fund type?
a) How much of your HEERF student funds remain left to be disbursed at the end of the reporting period? $0.00

b) Complete the following table.1

    1.  

      Emergency Financial Aid Grants Awarded to Students this quarter: report only disbursements related to Emergency Financial Aid Grants

      including using those grants to satisfy outstanding accounts. Any disbursements unrelated to Emergency Financial Aid Grants should not be included in the reported expenditures

       

       

      Total students

      Undergraduates2

      Graduates

      Number of HEERF Student Recipients – Emergency Grants to Students

      How many students received HEERF emergency financial aid grants using (a)(1) Student Aid

      Portion?

      0

      0

      0

      How many students received HEERF emergency financial aid

      0

      0

      0

       

      grants using (a)(1) Institutional

       

       

       

       

      Portion?

       

       

       

      HEERF (a)(1)

      What was the amount

       

       

       

      Student Aid Portion

      Amount Disbursed

      disbursed directly to

      students as Emergency

      Financial Aid Grants  this quarter?

      $ 0.00

      $ 0.00

      $ 0.00

       

      What was the amount

       

       

       

       

      disbursed directly to

      students as Emergency

      Financial Aid Grants  to date  using HEERF?

       

      $ 0.00

       

      $ 0.00

      $ 0.00

       

       

      1  For the initial report and each report thereafter, institutions should use data suppression or other statistical methodologies to protect the personally identifiable information from student education records consistent with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (20 U.S.C. 1232g; 34 CFR part 99) and any applicable state laws. For this report when the total number of students who received HEERF emergency financial aid grants as undergraduates, graduates, or in total is less than 10, but not 0, then the institution should display the total number of students as less than 10 (“<10”) on the publicly available websites controlled by the institution. Additionally, IHEs should use complementary suppression to protect values that could be inferred otherwise. For example, if the total student count is equal to 25, the undergraduate amount is equal to 20, and the graduate amount equal to 5, IHEs should report both the undergraduate and graduate amount as ‘-‘. The total student count can remain displayed as is.

      2  For students in both undergraduate and graduate categories, classify as a graduate student.

       

      What was the amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants applied to satisfy student’s outstanding account balance upon receiving affirmative written consent from students to do so? If funds were not used for this purpose, report $0.

      Include only amounts that benefited students who did directly receive Emergency Financial Aid

      Grants.

       

      $ 0.00

       

      $ 0.00

       

      $ 0.00

      HEERF (a)(1)

      Institutional Portion Amount Disbursed

      What was the amount disbursed  directly  to students as Emergency Financial Aid Grants?

       

      $ 0.00

       

      $ 0.00

       

      $ 0.00

      What was the amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants applied to satisfy student’s outstanding account balances? If funds were not used for this purpose, report $0. Include only amounts that benefited students who did directly receive Emergency Financial Aid

      Grants.

       

      $ 0.00

       

      $ 0.00

       

      $ 0.00

      HEERF (a)(2) Amount Disbursed (HBCUs, TCCUs, MSIs, and SIP)

      What was the amount disbursed  directly  to students as Emergency Financial Aid Grants?

      If funds were not used for this purpose, report $0.

       

      $ 0.00

       

      $ 0.00

       

      $ 0.00

       

      What was the amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants applied to satisfy student’s outstanding account balances? If funds were not used for this purpose, report $0. Include only amounts that benefited students who did directly receive Emergency Financial Aid

      Grants.

       

      $ 0.00

       

      $ 0.00

       

      $ 0.00

      HEERF (a)(3) Amount Disbursed (FIPSE & SAIHE & SSARP)3

      What was the amount disbursed  directly  to students as Emergency Financial Aid Grants? If funds were not used for this

      purpose, report $0.

       

      $ 0.00

       

      $ 0.00

       

      $ 0.00

      What was the amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants applied to satisfy student’s outstanding account balances? If funds were not used for this purpose, report $0. Include only amounts that benefited students who did directly receive Emergency Financial Aid

      Grants.

       

      $ 0.00

       

      $ 0.00

       

      $ 0.00

       

      HEERF (a)(4)

      Amount Disbursed (Proprietary Institutions Grant Funds for Students)

      What was the amount disbursed  directly  to students as Emergency Financial Aid Grants?

      If funds were not used for this purpose, report $0.

       

      $ 0.00

       

      $ 0.00

       

      $ 0.00

      What was the amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants

      applied to satisfy student’s outstanding account balance

       

      $ 0.00

       

      $ 0.00

       

      $ 0.00

       

       

      3  Do NOT include funds from the Institutional Resilience and Expanded Postsecondary Opportunity (IREPO) funds as part of this annual performance report.

       

      upon receiving affirmative written consent from students to do so? If funds were not used

      for this purpose, report $0.

       

       

       

      HEERF Amount of Grants Disbursed

      What was the amount of grants disbursed to students through

      all HEERF funds?

       

      $ 0.00

       

      $ 0.00

       

      $ 0.00

      Average HEERF Amount Awarded

      Among students who received HEERF emergency financial aid grants, what was the average

      award amount per student?

       

      $ 0.00

       

      $ 0.00

       

      $ 0.00

  1. Institutional expenditures

     

    No

     

    1. Has your institution designated HEERF program funds for a specific purpose or budget objective in future quarters (for example, operation and maintenance of plant, academic programs, residential programs, future institutional aid)?

      1. If no, are HEERF program funds being held in the institution’s general fund for use as needed?   No

        1.1. If no HEERF program funds are being held in the institution’s general fund, explain your institution’s approach (1,000 characters

        maximum):

        All remaining HEERF funds were disbursed during the quarter ended June 30, 2022 and no funds are held in the institution's general fund.

         

      2. If yes, provide the amount designated for a specific purpose or budget objective by calendar year and HEERF program fund:

         

        HEERF program fund

        Calendar year 2022

        Calendar year 2023

        Calendar year 2024

        (a)(1) Institutional Portion

        $ 0.00

        $ 0.00

        $ 0.00

        (a)(2) HBCUs, TCCUs, MSIs, SIP

        $ 0.00

        $ 0.00

        $ 0.00

        (a)(3) FIPSE, SAIHE, and SSARP

        $ 0.00

        $ 0.00

        $ 0.00

         

    2. Provide the total amount of HEERF funds expended during the reporting period on each of the following categories:

       

      Category

      Amount in (a)(1) institutional dollars

      Amount in (a)(2)

      dollars, if applicable

      Amount in (a)(3)

      dollars, if applicable

      Explanatory Notes

      Providing additional emergency financial aid grants to students.4

      $ 0.00

      $ 0.00

      $ 0.00

       

      Covering student outstanding account balances for costs such as debt forgiveness, room, board, tuition, or fees.

       

      $ 0.00

       

      $ 0.00

       

      $ 0.00

       

      Indirect cost recovery/facilities and administrative costs charged on the grants.

      $ 0.00

      $ 0.00

      $ 0.00

       

       

       

      4  To support expenses related to the disruption f campus operations due to coronavirus consistent with applicable law. This includes eligible expenses under a student’s cost of attendance under CARES Act Section 18004(c), or any component of a student’s cost of attendance or for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care), or childcare, per Section 314(c) of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA), and Section 2003 of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP).

      Covering the cost of providing additional technology hardware to

      students, such as laptops or tablets, or covering the added cost of technology fees.

       

      $ 0.00

       

      $ 0.00

       

      $ 0.00

       

      Providing or subsidizing the costs of high-speed internet to students or faculty to transition to an online environment.

      $ 0.00

      $ 0.00

      $ 0.00

       

      Subsidizing off-campus housing costs due to dormitory closures or decisions to limit housing to one student per room; subsidizing housing costs to reduce housing density; paying for hotels or other off-campus housing for students who need to be isolated; paying travel expenses for students who need to leave campus

      early due to coronavirus infections or campus interruptions.

       

      $ 0.00

       

      $ 0.00

       

      $ 0.00

       

      Subsidizing food service to reduce density in eating facilities, to

      provide pre-packaged meals, or to add hours to food service operations to accommodate social distancing.

       

      $ 0.00

       

      $ 0.00

       

      $ 0.00

       

      Costs related to operating additional class sections to enable

      social distancing, such as those for hiring more instructors and increasing campus hours of operations.

       

      $ 1,532,000.00

       

      $ 0.00

       

      $ 0.00

       

      Purchasing, leasing, or renting additional instructional equipment and supplies (such as laboratory equipment or computers) to reduce the number of students sharing equipment or supplies

      during a single class period and to provide time for disinfection between uses.

       

      $ 0.00

       

      $ 0.00

       

      $ 0.00

       

      Purchasing faculty and staff training in online instruction; or

      paying additional funds to staff who are providing training in addition to their regular job responsibilities.

       

      $ 0.00

       

      $ 0.00

       

      $ 0.00

       

      Construction, renovation, and real property5

       

      $ 0.00

       

       

      Purchasing, leasing, or renting additional equipment or software to enable distance learning, or upgrading campus wi-fi access or

      extending open networks to parking lots or public spaces, etc.

       

      $ 0.00

       

      $ 0.00

       

      $ 0.00

       

      Implementing evidence-based practices to monitor and suppress coronavirus in accordance with public health guidelines.6

      $ 286,304.00

      $ 0.00

      $ 0.00

       

       

       

      5  The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2022 (P.L. 117-103), signed into law by President Biden on March 15, 2022, expanded the allowable uses of funds for IHEs that received funds under the HEERF (a)(2) programs (ALN 84.425J; T84.425K; 84.425L; 84.425M). Specifically, IHEs that received HEERF (a)(2) grant funds now may expend them on the acquisition of real property, renovations, or construction related to preventing, preparing for, and responding to the coronavirus. Before commencing any renovations, construction, or real property projects supported by HEERF (a)(2) grant funds, grantees must receive approval for the project from the Department.

      6  Including funding to cover the cost of vaccine distribution.

      Providing or subsidizing mental health resources for students who are experiencing additional mental health needs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, such as increasing the supply, diversity, and cultural competency of mental health providers; connecting students to care; and investing in community services and creating

      a culture of wellness and support.7

       

      $ 0.00

       

      $ 0.00

       

      $ 0.00

       

      Conducting direct outreach to financial aid applicants about the opportunity to receive a financial aid adjustment due to the recent unemployment of a family member or independent student, or other circumstances, described in section 479A of the

      Higher Education Act of 1965.8

       

      $ 0.00

       

      $ 0.00

       

      $ 0.00

       

      Replacing lost revenue from all sources.9

       

      $ 5,325,931.00

      $ 0.00

      $ 0.00

       

      Other Uses of (a)(1) Institutional Portion funds.

       

      $ 0.00

      $ 0.00

      $ 0.00

       

      Quarterly Expenditures for Each Program

      $ 7,144,235.00

      $ 0.00

      $ 0.00

       

      Total of Quarterly Expenditures

      $ 7,144,235.00

       

       

      \

       

       

      7  Note: Section 2003(5)(B) of the American Rescue Plan (ARP) requires that an institution use a portion of funds received under such Act to conduct direct outreach to financial aid applicants about the opportunity to receive a financial aid adjustment due to the recent unemployment of a family member or independent student, or other circumstances, described in section 479A of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1087tt). Institutions do not need to report an expense under this category every quarter but must do so at least once during the life of their HEERF grants. Please see the  HEERF ARP  FAQs for more information.

      8  Please include funding provided to cover the cost of vaccine distribution in this line. Note: Section 2003(5)(A) of the ARP requires that an institution use a portion of funds received under such act to implement evidence-based practices to monitor and suppress coronavirus in accordance with public health guidelines. Institutions do not need to report an expense under this category every quarter but must do so at least once during the life of their HEERF grants. Please see the  HEERF ARP  FAQs for more information.

      9  Please see the Department’s HEERF Lost Revenue FAQs (March 19, 2021) for more information regarding what may be appropriately included in an estimate of lost revenue.

       

       

    3. Estimate how much of the lost revenue reported above came from each of the following sources (if applicable):

 

Source of Lost Revenue

Estimated Amount

Explanatory Notes

Academic sources

$ 0.00

 

Unpaid student accounts receivable or other student account debts (including tuition, fees, and institutional charges)

 

$ 0.00

 

Room and board

$ 0.00

 

Enrollment declines, including reduced tuition, fees, and institutional charges

$ 4,965,431.00

Enrollment declines

Supported research

$ 0.00

 

Summer terms and camps

$ 0.00

 

Auxiliary services sources

$ 0.00

 

Cancelled ancillary events

$ 0.00

 

Disruption of food service

$ 0.00

 

Dormitory services

$ 0.00

 

Childcare services

$ 0.00

 

Use of facilities or venues, including external events such as weddings, receptions, or conferences (other than facilities associated with sectarian instruction or religious worship)

 

$ 0.00

 

Bookstore revenue

$ 0.00

 

Parking revenue

$ 0.00

 

Lease revenue

$ 0.00

 

Royalties

$ 0.00

 

Other operating revenue

$ 360,500.00

Pcard rebate revenue

Total (a)(1) funds

$ 5,325,931.00

 

Total (a)(2) funds

$ 0.00

 

Total (a)(3) funds

$ 0.00

 

TOTAL HEERF

$ 5,325,931.00

 

Form Instructions

Completing the Form: On  each form, fill out the institution of higher education (IHE or institution) name, the date of the report, the appropriate quarter the report covers (3/31/22, 6/30/22, 9/30/22, 12/31/22), the 11-digit PR/Award Number (number is found in Box 2 of your Grant Award Notification (GAN)) for each HEERF grant funding stream as applicable, the total amount of funds awarded by the Department (including reserve funds if awarded), and check the box if the report is a “final report.” Institutions that expended HEERF grant funds during the calendar quarter from January 1 – March 30, 2021 are required to post the quarterly report that involved the expenditure of HEERF II CRRSAA and HEERF I CARES Act funds. The Department did not previously affirmatively indicate this reporting requirement was in place for HEERF II CRRSAA funds. As such, institutions may have until the end of the second calendar quarter, June 30, 2021, to post these retroactive reports if they have not already done so.

In the charts, an institution must specify the amount of expended HEERF I, II, and IIII funds for each funding category: (a)(1) Institutional Portion; (a)(2), and (a)(3), if applicable. (a)(2) funds include Assistance Listing Numbers (ALNs) 84.425J (Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)), 84.425K (Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs)), 84.425L (Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs)), 84.425M (Strengthening Institutions Program (SIP)); (a)(3) funds are for ALN 84.425N (Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) Formula Grant) and 84.425S (SAIHE). Each category is deliberately broad and may not capture specific grant program requirements. Explanatory footnotes help clarify certain reporting categories. Provide brief explanatory notes for how funds were expended, including the title and brief description of each project or activity in which funds were expended. Do not include personally identifiable information (PII). Round expenditures to the nearest dollar. If there is no expenditure to report for a given cell, fill it with a “0.” Please refrain from using any symbols throughout the form, including but not limited to “~.”

 

Posting the Form : This form must be conspicuously posted on the institution’s primary website on the same page the reports of the IHE’s activities as to the emergency financial aid grants to students made with funds from the IHE’s allocation under (a)(1) of the CARES Act, CRRSAA, and ARP (Student Aid Portion) are posted. It must be posted as a digital PDF. No handwritten or scanned PDFs are allowed. Please refrain from adding additional material to the uploaded form. The PDF must be named in the following manner: [8- digit OPEID]_[Survey Name]_[Quarter/Year]_[Date of Release]. For example, 01177600_HEERF_Q32021_101021. The 8-digit OPEID can be found at the  DAPIP  website or the  NCES website. In the event a DUNS number applies to multiple OPEIDs, use the OPEID for the campus with the highest enrollment. The quarter pertains to the calendar year, following the same cadence the reporting periods follows. The date of release should be reported as the deadline for form submission, 10 days after the end of each reporting period. A new separate form must be posted covering each quarterly reporting period (September 30, December 31, March 31, June 30), concluding after either (1) posting the quarterly report ending September 30, 2023 or (2) when an institution has expended and liquidated all (a)(1) Institutional Portion, (a)(2), and (a)(3) funds and checks the “final report” box. IHEs must post this quarterly report form no later than 10 days after the end of each calendar quarter (October 10, January 10, April 10, July 10). Each quarterly report must be separately maintained in a PDF document linked directly from the IHE’s HEERF reporting webpage. Reports must be maintained for at least three years after the submission of the final report per 2 CFR § 200.333. Any changes or updates after initial posting must be conspicuously noted after initial posting and the date of the change must be noted in the “Date of Report” line.

needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information. Under the PRA, participants are required to respond to this collection to obtain or retain benefit. If you have any comments concerning the accuracy of the time estimate or suggestions for improving this individual collection, or if you have comments or concerns regarding the status of your individual form, application, or survey, please contact  HEERFreporting@ed.gov, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20202.

 

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