CARES Act – Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF GRANT)
Mid-America Technology Center has received federal funding from the CARES Act, which provides assistance for Post-Secondary Adult student expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus. Students can request funds in these categories:
- Course Materials
- Health Care
- Childcare Expenses
- Other Expenses (Expenses that do not fit any of the above)
Am I eligible?
Most post-secondary students are eligible for funds if you were enrolled in classes in Spring 2020 on or after March 13, 2020.
Instructions provided to eligible students
A message was sent to all post-secondary adult student’s cell phone and e-mail explaining the grant qualifications and who to contact if they did not receive the application by 5/22/20. Most students received the HEERF Grant Application via e-mail. Applications were mailed to 6 students without an email address.
Report and Disclosure
Mid-America Technology Center acknowledges that the institution signed and returned to the Department the Certification and Agreement and the assurance that the institution has used, or intends to use, no less than 50 percent of the funds (total funds $253,644) received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.
- The total amount of funds MATC received on April 24, 2020 from the U.S. Department of Education for distribution for emergency grants to students is $126,822.
- The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of June 10, 2020, is $126,821.58
- The total number of students at MATC eligible to participate in programs under section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and meet the eligibility to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants under section 18004(a)(1) of the Cares Act is 110.
- The total number of students, as of June 10, 2020, who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act is 106.
- The methods used to determine which and how much students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants are as follows –
a. MATC students must provide proof of eligibility by self-certifying with their signature that they are a U.S. Citizen or eligible Non-Citizen. Students completing the FAFSA qualify for proof of citizenship. MATC does not have any DACA students enrolled which are ineligible for the grant. The funds were divided equally among the eligible applicants.