CARES ACT and H.E.E.R.F Reporting Requirements

Requirement 

Data 

 1. An acknowledgement 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 received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.
Mountain State College signed and submitted the Certification Agreement to grants.gov on 05/14/2020.

Mountain State College received the GAN (Grant Award Notification) 05/21/2020.
 2. The total amount of funds that the institution will receive or has received from the Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students. $43,088 - Approved 05/21/2020
 3. The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of the date of submission (i.e., as of the 30-day Report and every 45 days thereafter). $27,815 - 05/21/2020 to 06/20/2020

PENDING DISBURSEMENT - $15,273 - 06/21/2020 to 07/20/2020
 4. The estimated total number of students at the institution 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.
Redacted to comply with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
 5. The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
Redacted to comply with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
 6. The method(s) used by the institution to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
First Disbursement
Spring Quarter (1/3 of Academic Year)
Maximum $2,065 (Full-Year Pell $6,195 multiplied by 1/3)
  • $800 base award to all students attesting to financial impact from COVID-19
  • $800 determined by EFC; reduced $15 for every $100 of EFC
  • $200 for students attesting to childcare expenses
  • $100 for students attesting to food/grocery expenses
  • $50 for students attesting to housing utility costs (~10% increase in utility bills)
  • $65 for students attesting to technology costs (data/voice/internet plans)
  • $50 for students attesting to healthcare costs (gloves/masks/sanitizer)
The smaller award item amounts factor-in the base and EFC awards and do not necessarily cover 100% of the items’ actual costs. The approximate division is 40% Base / 40% EFC / 20% Added Items.

Second Disbursement
Remaining funds divided equally and disbursed to all eligible recipients

 7. Any instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants. Link to Application Example