CARES Act: Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund

CARES Act: Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) Declaration Report
In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the US Congress has approved the Federal Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. This approval allows for colleges to receive additional funding in support their students that meet specific hardship criteria. 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:

  • Currently enrolled at Chatfield
  • Has a need for financial assistance as a result of the COVID-19.
  • Is a U.S. citizen eligible to receive HEERF funds (DACA, undocumented, and international students are not eligible)

CARES Act Relief 
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 to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants funds received by the institution for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.= $130,270

Total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 1800(a)(1) of the CARES Act= $130,270

The estimated total number of students Title IV Aid eligible at the institution=  83

Total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant= 83

Frequently Asked Questions

The US Congress has recently approved the Federal Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The CARES Act provides 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 application process for this award as a result of the hardship situation due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Who is eligible to receive the CARES Act award?  There are a few criteria that a student must meet in order to be considered for the CARES Act hardship award, the student must be currently enrolled and have a need for financial assistance as a result of the COVID-19, and be a U.S. Citizen eligible to receive HEERF funds (DACA, undocumented, and international students are not eligible),

Is there a limit to the number of times a student may apply? A student may apply for the CARES Act once and their application will be kept on file for tracking purposes.

How much is the maximum amount that can be awarded to a student? The maximum award amount is $500 for an individual hardship grant application requested by the student.

Where does the student get the CARES Act hardship application? The Financial Aid department will have applications available for student submission.

Who approves the hardship applications? The Financial Aid department will receive the applications and request approval on behalf of the student. The applications will then be provided to the VP/COO 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 application and printed check available for pickup by the student. The student will have to sign upon receipt. If there is any deviation from this process, the student will be emailed by the Financial Aid department with additional information.

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

Information current as of 05/20/21