CARES Act Required Postings

COVID-19 Emergency Assistance

UPDATED: MAY 19, 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:$134,500
The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students:185

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.