CARES Act: Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) Declaration Report
In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. Congress has approved the Federal Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act and the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) -American Rescue Plan (ARP). This approval allows for colleges to receive additional funding in support of students impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The funds provided to Chatfield College may be disbursed to eligible students who apply for assistance.

Those students impacted by the coronavirus pandemic are eligible to apply, if they are:

  • An individual who is or was enrolled at an eligible institution on or after March 13, 2020, the date of declaration of the national emergency due to the coronavirus
  • An individual with exceptional need as a result the pandemic

 

HEERF: CARES Act Relief,  CRRSAA, American Rescue Plan (ARP)
Chatfield College has signed and returned to the Department the Certification and Agreement, and the assurance that the institution has used, or intends to use 50% of the fund received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act, additional funding has been designated under the CRRSAA and ARP (HEERF) programs to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

Total amount of Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) Grant funds distributed to students = $226,199.00

  • Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act = $130,270.00
  • Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) = $68,136.93
  • American Rescue Plan (ARP) = $27,712.07

Total amount of Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) Grant funds that the institution will receive or has received from the Department:

  • Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act = $130,270.00
  • Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) = $130,270.00
  • American Rescue Plan (ARP) = $423,561.00

The estimated total number of students eligible for an Emergency Financial Aid Grant= 154

 

Total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant= 98

 

Frequently Asked Questions

The Federal Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act and the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF)-American Rescue Plan (ARP) approvals provide colleges the opportunity to assist their respective students during these challenging times. Below is a listing of helpful information that you can reference regarding the request process for this grant made available to assist students with financial hardship as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Who is eligible to receive the HEERF grant funds?   Any individual who is or was enrolled at an eligible institution, and has exceptional need as a result of the pandemic, on or after March 13, 2020, the date of declaration of the national emergency due to the coronavirus.

Is there a limit to the number of times a student may apply? No, a student may apply for the grant multiple times, their application/consent forms will be kept on file for tracking purposes. Funds are limited and must be requested by the student.

How much is the maximum amount that can be awarded to a student? No, the maximum award amount is $500 for an individual monetary grant per request by the student, additional grants may be disbursed by the college to students with exceptional need, funds may be applied with student consent to tuition and fees for current terms and unpaid balances from pandemic associated prior terms.

Where does the student get the HEERF Grant Student Consent form? The Financial Aid department will have HEERF Grant Student Consent forms available for student submission.

Who approves the HEERF Grant Student Consent forms? The Financial Aid department will receive the HEERF Grant Consent forms, then provide those forms to the VP/COO on behalf of the student for approval and tracking.

How will the student be notified of the grant award and receive their check? The Financial Aid department will have the student’s approved form and printed check available for pickup by the student for individual monetary grants. The student will have to sign for the check upon receipt. If there is any deviation from this process, the student will be emailed by the Financial Aid department with additional information.

Can the HEERF Grant funds be applied to tuition and fees? The HEERF Grant funds may also be applied with student consent to tuition and fees, and unpaid balances of prior terms since March 13, 2020.

Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting under CARES Act Sections 18004(a)(1) Institutional Portion:

HEERF-Quarterly-Reporting-v131-09-30-2020

Heerf Quarterly Report 12-31-2020

HEERF-Quarterly-Reporting-v131-2 – 3-31-21

heerfiiiquarterlyreport – 6-30-21

Information current as of 08/07/2021