CARES Act Required Postings

COVID-19 Emergency Assistance

UPDATED: JULY 15, 2020

On April 9th, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education announced that institutions of higher education would be allocated funds from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to directly address student expenses “… related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus (including eligible expenses under a student’s cost of attendance such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care)”. Brazosport College (“BC” or “the College”) was included in the allocation. To access these funds, the College submitted a signed CARES ACT: Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) Certification and Agreement via Grants.gov.

This Certification and Agreement, signed by Brazosport College on April 13, 2020, requires the College to provide fifty percent (50%) of its formula grant funds for the sole and exclusive purpose to provide emergency financial aid grants to students, for expenses such as:

  • Food
  • Housing
  • Course materials
  • Technology
  • Health care
  • Child-care expenses

Overview of Allocation under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act

Total Allocation to Brazosport College:
$1,228,723.00

Minimum Allocation to Award as Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students:
$614,362.00

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:793
The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students:$189,000
The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students:329

To be eligible to apply for Emergency Financial Aid assistance, students must meet all federal guidelines, including being eligible for Title IV financial aid. The Financial Aid Office has analyzed all student accounts to determine which students are eligible to apply for emergency assistance. The application assesses student need related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus. An eligible student may receive up to $1,000 in assistance.

Student Guidance Regarding CARES Act Funding

All students completing an application will be required to certify the following:

  1. Funds received from the CARES Act- HEERF Assistance, a HEERF Financial Aid Emergency Grant, shall be used to cover expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus (COVID-19) such as food, child care/dependent care, housing/utilities, health care, transportation, course materials, or technology.

    Los fondos recibidos de la Ley CARES - HEERF Assistance, una subvención de emergencia de ayuda financiera de HEERF, se utilizarán para cubrir los gastos relacionados con la interrupción de las operaciones del campus debido al coronavirus (COVID-19) como alimentos, cuidado de niños / cuidado de dependientes, vivienda / servicios públicos, atención médica, transporte, materiales del curso o tecnología.

  2. I am student at Brazosport College.

    Soy estudiante en Brazosport College.

  3. All the information provided in the application submitted to Brazosport College for COVID-19 Emergency Assistance is true and accurate to the best of my knowledge.

    Toda la información proporcionada en la solicitud presentada a Brazosport College para la Asistencia de Emergencia COVID-19 es verdadera y precisa a mi leal saber y entender.