COVID-19 Emergency Grants 

Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA)

In response to the ongoing disruption caused by the COVID-19 global pandemic, funds have been made available for grants to students enrolled in higher education institutions. In a letter from the United States Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary Education, the following is stated, “[CRRSAA] funds will be used to provide students with financial aid grants which may be used for any component of the student’s cost of attendance or for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, healthcare (including mental health care) or child care.

 

CRRSAA requires that institutions prioritize students with exceptional need, such as students who receive Pell Grants, in awarding financial aid grants to students. However, students do not need to be Pell recipients or students who are eligible for Pell grants to be identified as having exceptional need.”

  • Who is eligible for a CRRSAA grant?  Students who would be eligible to receive federal student aid and demonstrated exceptional need due to expenses related to the COVID-19 global pandemic.

  • Please note, submission of the form does not guarantee awarding of a grant.

  • Verification of expenses may be required to ensure eligibility.

 

How to apply for a CRRSAA grant

Send an email request with the subject “CRRSAA grant application request” to financialaid@cbc.edu. You will be sent a link to an online form to complete.

CARES Act Emergency Grant for Students

  • In response to the COVID-19 health crisis, the U.S. Department of Education has allocated emergency grant funds for students in higher education who have incurred unexpected expenses due to the change in course delivery method (going from in class to online). Below is a request form that you can submit if you have incurred such expenses. Submission of the form does not guarantee the awarding of a grant. Your submission will be evaluated for qualifying criteria. You will receive a decision sent to your CBC email in response to your request. Who is eligible for an emergency grant?

  • Students who would be eligible to received federal student aid even if a FAFSA was not completed for the 2019-2020 academic year.

  • Students who were not enrolled exclusively in online courses for the spring 2020 term as of March 13, 2020.

  • Submission of the form does not guarantee the awarding of a grant.

  • Verification of expenses may be required to ensure eligibility.

 

How to apply for a CARES Act grant

Send an email request with the subject “CARES Act grant application request” to financialaid@cbc.edu. You will be sent a link to an online form to complete.

The following information is made available in accordance with Section 18004(c) of the CARES Act.

Central Baptist College (CBC) signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement as required. CBC 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.

CBC will receive $411,493 to be used for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

 

CARES (HEERF) Act Disclosure

As part of the CARES Act, the US Department of Education, (ED) recently authorized more than $7 billion in emergency funding to colleges and universities across the United States. Central Baptist College signed and returned the required certification and agreement forms to ED to receive funds from the CARES Act.

CBC received an allocation of $411,493 to be issued directly to eligible students. CBC plans to award to current eligible students, based on an application process, during the first round of funding. The remaining allotment will be distributed at a future date.

CBC students were notified that they could apply for funds based on reimbursement for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus. Eligible expenses included food, housing, course materials, technology health care, and childcare.

CBC is currently in the process of reviewing student applications. The first round of disbursement checks will be distributed by June 30th.

 

Update September 30, 2021

The required quarterly report can be found here.

Update June 30, 2021

CBC distributed $68,919.17 to 93 students based on the application process during this quarter. The required quarterly report can be found here.

Update March 31, 2021

CBC distributed $12,302.00 in Technology Grants Funds to 30 students. The required quarterly report can be found here.

Update September 30, 2020

CBC distributed $23,848 to 16 students based on the application process during this quarter.  CBC distributed the Technology Grant funds to returning students in increments of $400 each. The total technology grant funds disbursed were $195,741. The required quarterly report can be found here.

Update October 6, 2020

CBC has distributed $275,953 to 516 students. The required Quarterly Budget (as of 12/31/2020) and Expenditure Report can be here.

The estimated total number of students at Central Baptist College 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 is 547.

Central Baptist College uses an application process in order to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants.  Students may submit a request form and supporting documents (i.e. receipts, bank records, etc.) indicating the expenses they have incurred due to the disruption of course delivery because of COVID-19. The request forms are reviewed to determine if these are allowable expenses under the CARES Act. Pell eligible students may receive an amount equal to their incurred expenses up to the maximum annual Pell award of $6195. Non-Pell eligible students may receive an amount equal to their incurred expenses up to ½ the maximum annual Pell award.

Update June 30, 2020

As of June 30, 2020, CBC had distributed $84,105 to 89 students. The total number of students that are eligible for CARES funds is an estimated 547 students.