CARES Act Required Postings

COVID-19 Emergency Assistance

Total Allocation to Brazosport College:
$1,312,127.00

Student Portion under 18004(a)(1):
$614,362.00

Institutional Portion under 18004(a)(1):
$614,361.00

Minority Serving Institutions under 18004(a)(2):
$83,404.00

Deadline for performance: All institutions were given 1 calendar year (365 days) from the date of award in their HEERF Grant Award Notification (GAN) to complete the performance of their HEERF grant. after the end of the year-long period of performance, grantees have an additional 90 calendar days to liquidate their obligations made during their year-long period of performance as part of the grant closeout procedures.

Student Portion Report Postings

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

Certification and Agreement Date: April 13, 2020

Last Reporting Date: December 18, 2020

Last Reporting Period: All expenses through December 31, 2020

NOTE: We have expended all CARES Act funds for the Student portion. Figures below are through December 31 and is the final quarterly update.

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:$614,362
The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students:627

Upcoming Required Postings: Subsequent reports are due quarterly and must be posted no later than 10 days after the calendar quarter (January 10, April 10, July 10, October 10). By January 10, 2021 covering the calendar quarter from October 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020. The previous Student Aid Portion reports (a 30 day, 45 day, or quarterly report) should report expenditures from the date of the institution’s (a)(1) Student Portion award through September 30, 2020

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. From March 2020 through August 2020, an eligible student could receive up to $1,000 in assistance. Starting in September 2020, an eligible student could receive up to $1,500 in assistance.

Institutional and MSI Portion Report Postings

Certification and Agreement Date: April 27, 2020

Last Reporting Date: December 18, 2020

Last Reporting Period: All expenses through December 31, 2020

NOTE: We have expended all CARES Act funds for Institutional and MSI portions. Report through December 31 linked below is the final quarterly report.

Report #1 - Quarterly Budget & Expenditure Report through September 30

FINAL REPORT - Quarterly Budget & Expenditure Report through December 31

Upcoming Required Postings: Subsequent reports are due quarterly and must be posted no later than 10 days after the calendar quarter (January 10, April 10, July 10, October 10). By October 30 covering the period from the date of the first HEERF award through September 30.

Annual Report Postings

The Department of Education plans to open the Annual Report Data Collection System the first week of January 2021. The first annual report covering all grant expenditures and activities for the period March 13, 2020 to December 31, 2020 will be due no later than February 1, 2021 when the system will close. Brazosport College has designated Alicia Hodge, Grant Writer as the Submitter, and Daniel Yarritu as Editor with authority to report on behalf of the grant.