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HEERF Quarterly Student Grant Reports

American Rescue Plan (ARP) and HEERF III Funds Report

Report on the Use of Funds Distributed from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF III)

October 6, 2021

The American Rescue Plan (ARP) includes a Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF III) that provides emergency funding to higher education. Martin Community College (MCC) has signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement and the assurance that MCC will use the applicable amount of funds designated under the ARP program to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

MCC has received $364,024.00 from the Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students. As of the date of this report, $35,925 has been distributed to students.

The estimated total number of students at MCC eligible to receive an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under the ARP is 300. This reflects 2021 Summer Semester enrollment. As of the date of this report, 300 students have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under the ARP.

Martin Community College determines which students receive the ARP’s HEERF III Emergency Financial Aid Grant funds by reviewing students who are enrolled in courses at the institution after the declaration of the state of emergency on March 13, 2020. Eligibility for specific awards is determined by current enrollment at the time the award is made. Those enrolled will be automatically awarded on a tiered basis as determined by the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) on their FAFSA application; Pell-eligible students were identified as students with “exceptional need” and will receive priority as specified under ARP legislation. Students enrolled in Career and College Promise (CCP) or Continuing Education programs are also eligible to obtain funds.

Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) Act and HEERF II Funds Report

Report on the Use of Funds Distributed from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF II)

July 13, 2021

The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) Act included a Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF II) that provided emergency funding to higher education. Martin Community College (MCC) has signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement and the assurance that MCC will use the applicable amount of funds designated under the ARP program to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

MCC has received $108,645.00 from the Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students. $112,600 has been distributed to students.

The estimated total number of students at MCC eligible to receive an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under the CRRSA was 890. This reflects 2021 Spring Semester enrollment. 310 students have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under the CRRSA.

Martin Community College determined which students received the CRRSA’s Emergency Financial Aid Grant funds by reviewing students who were enrolled in courses at the institution after the declaration of the state of emergency on March 13, 2020. Eligibility for specific awards was determined by current enrollment at the time the award is made. Those who were enrolled in a curriculum or continuing education program were eligible to apply for an Emergency Financial Aid Grant. After student eligibility (of the applicants) was verified, awards were made on a tiered basis as determined by the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) on their FAFSA application; Pell-eligible students were identified as students with “exceptional need” and received priority as specified under the legislation. Students enrolled in Career and College Promise (CCP) or Continuing Education programs were also eligible to obtain funds.

All MCC students were emailed the Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF II) Application and instructed to apply for Emergency Financial Aid Grants using the embedded form. Student applications were due April 15, 2021.

CARES Act and HEERF Funds Report

Report on the Use of Funds Distributed from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF)

July 13, 2021

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act included a Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) that provided emergency funding to higher education. Martin Community College (MCC) has signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement and the assurance that MCC 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.

MCC has received $108,645 from the Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students. $108,645 has been distributed to students.

The estimated total number of students at MCC eligible to participate in the 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 is 261. 66 students received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

Eligible students self-identified that they incurred expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Eligibility was verified by the MCC Financial Aid Office. Individual student allocations were determined by dividing MCC’s allocation ($108,645) by the number of eligible students.

All MCC students were emailed the CARES Act Application and Information Sheet and instructed to apply for Emergency Financial Aid Grants using the embedded form. Student applications were due May 29, 2020.