On March 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law. This stimulus bill included financial provision for higher education institutions and their students to offset costs incurred by the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent closures.
Institutions receiving funds under Section 18004 of the CARES Act are required to submit to the Secretary of Education describing the use of funds distributed from the Higher Education Emergency Fund (HEERF). This page provides public information about Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology’s participation in the CARES Act and use of the Seminary’s HEERF Institutional Portion. This information will be updated no later than 10 days after the end of each calendar quarter.
- This is to acknowledge that Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement for the Institutional Portion of the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund under the CARES Act to the Department of Education on May 7, 2020. These funds were awarded to the Seminary on December 4, 2020.
- Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology has received funds under Section 18004(a)(3) for Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FISPE) in the amount of $306,500. As of September 30, 2021 $306,500 has been expended.
- Use of Funds: Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology plans to utilize the funds to address the cost of significant changes of instruction due to COVID-19 and the resulting closures of campus. Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology has invested in equipment to expand the capacity for instructional technology to provide a high quality and flexible delivery of instruction for students in the coming year. Funds were also used to replace lost revenue due to reduced enrollment.