HEERF II Funds Distribution

The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II (HEERF II) is authorized by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA), Public Law 116-260, signed into law on Dec. 27, 2020 to provide support for education to ensure learning continues for students during the COVID-19 pandemic. East Los Angeles College (ELAC) received $5,398,522 in direct aid for students. The campus also allocated a portion of its institutional HEERF funds to direct aid for students.

HEERF II Emergency Funds are intended to assist those experiencing financial hardship due to unforeseen/unexpected/urgent events related to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Since March 26, 2021, ELAC distributed $10,227,300 to 14,016 students during the spring 2021 semester and summer 2021 term via block grants and an application process based on the set criteria below:

Application Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Be actively enrolled at ELAC during the application term and at the time of disbursement.
  2. Have designated ELAC as their home school.
  3. Have not received HEERF II funding from any other institutions.
  4. Indicated on their application that they experienced a COVID-10 related hardship.

Block Grant Eligibility and Priority Consideration Criteria:

  1. Students who have not received prior HEERF II funding.
  2. Student who are Pell Grant or California College Promise Grant (CCPG) eligible.
  3. Students who self-identify as homeless or foster youth.
  4. Students who demonstrate an exceptional financial need due to COVID-19.

HEERF III Funds Distribution

The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III (HEERF III) is authorized by the American Rescue Plan (ARP), Public Law 117-2, signed into law on March 11, 2021, providing support to institutions of higher education to serve students and ensure learning continues during the COVID-19 Pandemic. East Los Angeles College (ELAC) received $24,613,997 in direct aid for students.

Through September 30, 2021, ELAC distributed $8,502,550 to 10,003 students through the block grant process during Fall 2021 term.

Block Grant Eligibility and Priority Consideration Criteria:

  • Priority #1:
    1. Be actively enrolled at ELAC during the application term and at the time of disbursement.
    2. Have designated ELAC as their home school.
    3. Meet the California College Promise Grant eligibility.
    4. Demonstrate financial need.
  • Priority #2:
    1. Federal and State Aid recipients not included in priority #1
  • Priority #3:
    1. Non-aid recipients not included in priority #1 or priority #2
  • Priority #3:
    1. Noncredit students not included in priority #1, or priority #2, or priority #3.

Our District is working to create an application process for students who did not receive the HEERF III. Additional information will be posted on this site as soon as it is available.

Bank Mobile

If selected as an award recipient, you will be notified of the amount you are eligible for through your LACCD assigned email.

Funds will be disbursed through the Bank Mobile refund process. For federal compliance, East Los Angeles College must show the amount of the emergency funding you receive in your financial aid award for the specific award year.

To set up your Bank Mobile account visit www.refundselection.com. For assistance with setting up your account, please contact the welcome center (welcomecenter@elac.edu). For assistance obtaining a code, contact the fiscal office (fiscaloffice@elac.edu).

Questions pertaining to HEERF Funds may be sent to the following email address: cares_scholarship@elac.edu

You will receive a response within 72 hours from the time the email was received.