Garnet Awarded 2nd half HEERF Grant

Institutional Portion of Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund
Posted on 09/22/2020
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Garnet Career Center is pleased to announce that we have been awarded the second half of the Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds, the Institutional Portion of the Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds authorized by Congress under the CARES Act. The signed Certificate and Agreement was returned to the USDE on July 15th, 2020. Garnet intends to use the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act  for costs associated with significant changes to delivery of instruction due to the coronavirus. A portion of this half of the grant will also be used to provide emergency Financial Aid Grants to eligible Garnet students who have been impacted by the COVID-19. Garnet will receive a total of $148,515 from the USDE.

The 2nd half, $74257.00, of the Institutional Portion of the Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds from the CARES Act was received July 23, 2020. Garnet Career Center has divided the allocation into 4 categories: PPE & Safety/Health Maintenance supplies and equipment; Curriculum-virtual and electronic; Equipment for facilitation of distance learning; Student Aid. We are excited to announce the allocation of $43,257 to the institutional expenses. 

 Garnet Career Center is looking forward to awarding approximately $30,000 to approximately 50 eligible students who have started their Fall 2020 enrollment between July 1, 2020 and September 4, 2020. Funds will be divided among eligible students.  Eligible students will receive CARES Act Emergency Financial Aid payments. Allocations to students will be made in the form of relief checks to be mailed at the end of the 1st quarter.

Checks were mailed on Sept. 18, 2020, and students should expect to receive them at the beginning of the week of Sept. 21st. 55 eligible students received $500 CARES Act Emergency Financial Aid payments.

 An eligible student is a student who is actively enrolled in an Automotive Technology, Practical Nursing, or Medical Assisting program as a full time student, is maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress according to the program guidelines, has been actively participating in our Emergency Distance Learning activities, is a U.S. Citizen or eligible non-citizen as defined by Federal Title IV regulations, and is NOT in default on a Federal Student Loan.

Guidance from the Federal government indicates that these funds will NOT be considered taxable income and will not impact a student’s eligibility for other Federal or State benefits a student may be entitled to.


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