Student-Ready Strategies published a series of one-page briefs, each focused on a specific, evidence-based solution that institutions should consider using their current or future HEERF dollars to implement. Each brief explains the solution, how it addresses the challenges of the pandemic, how it can be designed in an equitable way, and how HEERF can support it. Read more about the importance of using emergency funds to promote student success here.
Institutions that have robust, quick-response emergency grant programs are more student-ready because they anticipate students’ financial challenges and prevent those challenges from halting progress toward their goals.
Institutions that use a multiple measures approach are more student-ready because they provide students with equitable access to college-level courses aligned to their chosen program of study.
Institutions that provide these tools free of charge are more student-ready because they acknowledge and address that students need high-quality tools to learn their trade, but this expense is often a barrier.