COVID-19 Briefing Series: The Education Stabilization Fund

A conversation about the University's COVID-19 response and an update about the distribution of funds through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund.

Date: Tuesday, May 19, 2020

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Participants

  • Shawn Brick: director, student financial support, UC Office of the President; Mr. Brick addressed the systemwide guidance shaping the distribution of the "student share" of CARES Act funding, and the principles that generally were considered in crafting this guidance and distribution of the original tranche of funding provided in theHigher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF).
  • David Alcocer: associate vice president, budget analysis and planning, UC Office of the President; Mr. Alcocer addressed systemwide guidance shaping the distribution of the "institutional share" of CARES Act funding, and the process by which funds are being tentatively allocated.
  • Saúl Quiroz: director, Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships, UC Santa Barbara; Dr. Ron Radney, Ed.D.: director, Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships, UC Merced; and Patrick Register: director, Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships, UC Santa Cruz; shared how HEERF funds were generally distributed on their campuses, and some of the actions they took to address initial challenges faced in distributing the funds to students.