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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.

Acknowledgement

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. All funding has been awarded.

Amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students as of October 1, 2020: $1,652,800 (Final)

Estimated total number of students at Cincinnati State that may be eligible to participate in this program is 4800.

Total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant as of October 1, 2020: 1382 (Final)

Method

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 for the Fall 2020 semester will vary depending on full-time ($1600) or part-time enrollment ($500). More information can be found at https://www.cincinnatistate.edu/CARESAct.

Guidance

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.

Spring/Summer 2020 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.

Acknowledgement

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 24, 2020: $705,800

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 24, 2020: 1522

Method

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.

Guidance

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.

Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSA)

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.

Acknowledgement

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 March 19, 2021 $2,114,058 in funding from the CRRSA.

Amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students as of March 27, 2021: $1,122,500 (Reported June 13, 2021).

Estimated total number of students at Cincinnati State that may be eligible to participate in this program is 2245.

Total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant as of March 27, 2021: 2245.

Method

Cincinnati State Technical and Community College prioritized our exceptionally needed students by awarding to Federal Pell eligible students.  Students who were Federal Pell Grant Recipients and enrolled for the Spring 2021 semester, received $500.

Guidance

Students who were award these funds received a letter explaining the award.

American Rescue Plan (ARP)

Acknowledgement

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 Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF) to provide emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

Cincinnati State Technical and Community College received on May 15, 2021, $8,334,969 in funding from the ARP.

Amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students as of October 6, 2021: $2,548,008.85.

Estimated total number of students that were eligible to participate in this program is 1945.

Total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant as of October 6, 2021 is 1039.

Method

The ARP funding received by Cincinnati State Technical and Community College (the College) will be used to help students who complete the application process pay a past due balance (see specific criteria below) as well as provide up to $1,000 in emergency grants.  Students owing a balance to the College from the 2020 Fall, 2021 Spring, or 2021 Summer semesters will be afforded up to $5,000 in statement credit.

Guidance

Students who were eligible to take part in the program were sent an email and text message with directions on how to apply and receive the funding.

Quarterly Budget/Expenditure Reporting

Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting under CARES Ace Sections 18004(a)(1)Institutional Portion, 18004(a)(2), and 18004(a)(3), if applicable

Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting under CARES Ace Sections 18004(a)(1)Institutional Portion, 18004(a)(2), and 18004(a)(3), if applicable

Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting under CARES Act Sections 18004(a)(1) Institutional Portion, 18004(a)(2), and 18004(a)(3), if applicable

Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting under CARES Act Sections 18004(a)(1)Institutional Portion, 18004(a)(2), and 18004(a)(3), if applicable

Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting under CARES Act Sections 18004(a)(1) Institutional Portion, 18004(a)(2), and 18004(a)(3), if applicable