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Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA) for Institutions of Higher Education that Meet the Criteria for the Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) Program

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 84.425
U.S. Department of Education
Jul 12, 2021

Karen Epps
Department of Education HEERF Call Center

Julius C Cotton


Through the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA), the U.S. Department of Education is distributing formula grants to minority serving institutions of higher education to address needs directly related to the coronavirus.

Funding may be used to:

  • Defray expenses associated with coronavirus including:
    • Lost revenue
    • Reimbursement for expenses already incurred
    • Technology costs associated with a transition to distance education
    • Faculty and staff trainings
    • Payroll
  • Carry out student support activities that address needs related to coronavirus
  • Provide financial aid grants to in-person and distance education students which may be used for any component of the student's cost of attendance or for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus, such as:
    • Tuition
    • Food
    • Housing
    • Healthcare, including mental healthcare
    • Child care

Eligible applicants are public and private nonprofit institutions of higher education that are generally eligible to apply for funding as minority serving institutions, including:

  • Historically Black College and Universities
  • Tribally Controlled College and Universities
  • Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander- Serving Institutions (AANAPISI)
  • Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian-Serving Institutions (ANNH)
  • Native American-Serving Nontribal Institutions (NASNTI)
  • Predominantly Black Institutions (PBI)
  • Hispanic-Serving Institutions
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award amount: Determined by formula described in section 314(a)(2)(A) of the CRRSAA Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF)
Project period: 12 months
Estimated total program funding: $439,994,312

Application process

Links to the full announcement and online application process are available through The application instructions will be found on the related documents tab.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until July 12, 2021.

Tagged as
American Indian or Alaska Native · Asian · Black or African American · Child care · Emergency preparedness and response · Food security and nutrition · Healthcare needs and services · Hispanic or Latino · Housing and homelessness · Minorities · Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

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