CARES ACT Emergency Relief Funds

The Academy of Careers and Technology (ACT) acknowledges having signed and returned the certification and agreement to the US Department of Education. We have been notified that we will received the $174,170

            ACT intends to use at least 50% of the funds in the form of emergency financial aid grants to students. As of 6/25/2020 we estimated 125 students are eligible and we have distributed $87,064 to 125 qualifying students.

            ACT being a small career and technical center understands that adult students have incurred extra cost due to COVID-19.  This cost would be supplies to perform class from home, increased data usage either by phone or landline and many have had their graduation dates extended.  We will distribute funds to adult students based on the guidance from the Secretary of Education letter received on April 9, 2020 which states “The CARES Act provides institutions with the significant discretion on how to award this emergency assistance to students. This means each institution may develop its own system and process for determine how to allocate these funds, which may include distributing the funds to all adult students or…”.

            We will distribute funds to adult students, whose original or actual graduation date is/was after March 31/2020, using the following formula:

 

EFC chart below * % of # of months in class from March-June 15th * Variable to award all funds

           

Base amount used per EFC

          EFC                  $$

         0 - 1000            200

   1001 - 2000            190

   2001 - 3000            180

   3001 - 4000            170

   4001 - 5000            160

   5001 - 6000            150

   6001 - 8000            135

   8001 - 10000          120

 10001 - 12000          105

 12001 - 15000            95

 15001 - 18000            85

 18001 - 19999            75

 20000 - above            50

       NO EFC                50

Students eligibility notifications and checks are mailed to the address on file using USPS.   

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