Section 18004(c) of the CARES Act requires institutions to use no less than 50 percent of the funds received from Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus (including eligible expenses under a student's cost of attendance such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care).
The Ashtabula County Technical & Career Campus, Adult Workforce Development, has signed and returned to the Department the Certificate and Agreement and the assurance that the institution has used, or intends to use, no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.
A total of $62, 273 has been received from the Department pursuant to the institutions Certificate and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.
As of May 28, 2020, a total of $45,600 was distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
An estimated 82 students were eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act. Of the 82 eligible students, 66 students, to date have participating in the CARES Act program.
Methods used to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act are as follows:
1. Currently receiving Title IV Financial Aid
2. Other Financial Aid received
3. Employer Paid
4. Self Paying
5. On a payment plan
6. Current tuition balance
7. Single Parent
8. Unemployed or reduced due to COVID-19
9. Other circumstances
10. Base need for general educational supplies
The maximum a student may receive is $2,290
As of August 24, 2020, an additional $34,883.66 has been used for PPE and maintain on-line education to complete those programs effected by the coronavirus.
Please direct any questions to the Workforce Development Director, Ken Porter at (440) 576-5505 or [email protected]