UW-Eau Claire and UW-Stout have allocated eight-figure federal COVID relief funds to pay for vaccine clinics, COVID tests, remote learning, emergency student grants and to shore up financial impacts from millions in lost housing, dining and tuition revenue.

U.S. universities received three rounds of federal relief funding in three phases of the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund, or HEERF. The funding is aimed at helping the schools recover from pandemic-driven financial fallout.

UW-Eau Claire most recently received just over $20 million and UW-Stout received $14.8 million in HEERF III funds after Congress passed the American Rescue Plan Act in March 2021.

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