The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was passed into law in March 2020 to allocate financial support through several areas. As part of the CARES Act, the Department of Education created the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF). CSULB is a beneficiary of $44.9 million in funding from HEERF:
To give payments to students to help with expenses related to the COVID-19 emergency ($20.9 million).
To reimburse institutional costs associated with significant changes to the delivery of instruction due to the coronavirus ($20.9 million).
To cover other coronavirus related costs ($3.1 million).