HEERF II Information

HEERF II Reporting - CRRSAA

The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA), was signed in to law on December 27, 2020. CRRSAA provides for education stabilization through emergency funding to institutions of higher education through a second round of Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF II). Institutions accepting CRRSAA funding must commit to providing a portion of the funds in the form of financial aid grants to students, which can be used for any component of the student's cost of attendance or for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus. 

To eliminate barriers and provide needed assistance to students as quickly as possible, Cloud County Community College awarded HEERF II grants through a block awarding process based on enrollment status as of March 26, 2021 for the Spring 2021 semester.

REPORTING TIMELINE

Reports are due quarterly and must be posted on the institution's primary website no later than 10 calendar days after the calendar quarter.

  • o January 10, April 10, July 10, October 10
  • o HEERF II Exception: Quarterly reporting for HEERF II for the first quarter of 2021 has been extended to the end of the second calendar quarter, June 30, 2021.

Once funds are fully spent, the institution may indicate that this is the institution's final quarterly posting and that it covers all remaining HEERF fund expenditures for that specific HEERF Student Portion of funding. After posting, no more quarterly public reporting of Student Portion funds is required.

Required Reporting Information

  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 the required amount of funds received to provide HEERF grants to students: At CCCC, we acknowledge that institutions who received funds under the CARES Act do not need to complete any application or forms to receive their allocation.  Further, we acknowledge that we are using the funds to provide at least $435,900 for student grants.
  2. The total amount of HEERF II funds that the institution will receive or has received from the Department: CCCC has received a total of $1,737,970 in HEERF II funds.  $381,649 for the student portion, $1,286,229 for institution funds and $70,092 for strengthening institution funds.
  3. The total amount of HEERF II Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students: $435,900 as of April 23, 2021. Full amount disbursed.
  4. The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students: 1174 students received HEERF II grants for a total of $435,900 as of April 23, 2021
  5. The method(s) used by the institution to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive:

To eliminate barriers and provide assistance to as many CCCC students as expeditiously as possible, CCCC administration decided to award HEERF II grants through a block awarding process.

 

HEERF II Eligibility Requirements / Criteria

  • No Application required – awarded as block grants based on enrollment status for the Spring 21 semester as of March 26, 2021
    • o Full Time / $900.00
    • o Three Quarter Time / $200.00 less than Full time
    • o Half Time / $200.00 less than Three Quarter time
  • Awarded to students enrolled in 6 or more credit hours for the SP 21 Semester who meet citizenship requirements
    • o Citizenship as documented by FAFSA
    • o For High School Student citizenship/residency as documented in J1
  • Students with exceptional need such as Pell Grant recipients will be awarded first
    • o Pell Eligible Students / FAFSA filed / EFC less than 5712
    • o Non Pell Eligible Students / FAFSA filed / EFC greater than 5711
  • May be exclusively enrolled in online classes
  • High school students may be eligible / List of HS students from IT
  • Student who completed total withdrawal after the 20th class day may be eligible

 

7 Awarding Categories are as follows:

 

Credit Hours

Pell Eligibility

Amount of Award

12 + credit hours

Pell Eligible

$900.00

9 to 11 credit hours

Pell Eligible

$700.00

6 to 8 credit hours

Pell Eligible

$500.00

12 + credit hours

Non Pell Eligible

$800.00

9 to 11 credit hours

Non Pell Eligible

$600.00

6 to 8 credit hours

Non Pell Eligible

$400.00

High School Students

N/A

$100.00

 

April 12, 2021 / E-mail to eligible students

  • e-mailed notifying student they are eligible for funds and checks will be issued by the end of April
  • Business Office e-mailed the HS Students
  • Financial Aid Office e-mailed Pell and Non Pell eligible students from PF’s
  • Direct deposit info to Pell and Non Pell eligible students

 

April 14, 2021

  • Drawdown of student funds $72,600.00

 

April 23, 2021

  • Drawdown of student funds $363,600.00

 

April 23, 2021

  • Business office issued checks or direct deposit to students
  • all students awarded were e-mailed and/or letter included with check
  • checks were available until 4:00 pm on 04-28-21 and then were mailed

 

May 19, 2021

  • Business Office voided 3 - $100.00 checks that were returned by student
  • Students indicated they were not affected by COVID-01

 

Total HEERF II Funds Disbursed to students

  • 1174 students received $435,900.00

For additional information regarding HEERF II please contact the Financial Aid Office by emailing finaid@cloud.edu.

6. Any instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants.

    • E-mail to eligible students notifying students of their eligibility and checks to be issued by the end of April.
    • Business Office e-mailed High School students of eligibility
    • CCCC Financial Aid and Business Office had conversations with students as needed
    • Financial Aid Office e-mailed Pell and Non Pell eligible students from PowerFaids.
    • Direct Deposit information to Pell and Non Pell eligible students.

 

FINAL QUARTERLY POSTING - ALL HEERF II STUDENT PORTION FUNDS ARE EXPENDED AND NO ADDITIONAL QUARTERLY REPORTING IS REQUIRED