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CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Declaration Report

CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Declaration Report

Cincinnati State Technical and Community College must report to the public within 30 days of receipt of the funds. Updates to the report will occur every 45 days.


Cincinnati State Technical and Community College signed and returned to the U.S. Department of Education the Certification and Agreement on April 13, 2020. Cincinnati State gives the assurance that the college intends to use the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

Cincinnati State Technical and Community College received on April 22, 2020, $2,114,058 in funding from the CARES Act for Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund to students.

Amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students as of July 2, 2020: $677,800 (On-going process)

Estimated total number of students at Cincinnati State that may be eligible to participate in this program is 5700.

Total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant as of July 2, 2020: 1,458 (On-going process)


Students are communicated with through, but not limited to, school email regarding the availability of the funds. Students enrolled and eligible to file a FAFSA are encourage to complete an online application. This application will be reviewed for eligibility and if eligible the amount awarded will be processed, disbursed, and mailed to the student by paper check. The amount the student may receive will vary depending on full-time ($700) or part-time enrollment ($300). More information can be found at https://www.cincinnatistate.edu/CARESAct.


Students are told these funds are for unexpected expenses due to the disruption of campus operations from COVID-19. Allowable expenses may include, but are not limited to, food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and/or child/dependent care expenses.

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