Cares Act

​Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Reporting- Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students

  1. School Acknowledgement:
    Evergreen Valley College acknowledges that we signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement and intend to distribute 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

  2. Funds Available to Students:
    Evergreen Valley College received the initial $1,974,992 for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students, and the second round of $1,974,992 for emergency financial aid grants, totaling $3,949,984.

  3. Funds Distributed to Students:

    As of September 23, 2020, the initial Emergency Financial Aid Grant funding has been distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act. 

  4. Eligible Students:
    The estimated total number of students eligible to participate in the program under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) was 6000.

  5. Number of Students Who Received Funding:
    During Spring 20 and Summer 20, 1792 students received an emergency grant. In Fall 20, 1057 students have received an emergency grant.

  6. Method(s) Used to Determine Funding:
    Evergreen Valley College utilized the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) data and a local Emergency Grant Application to determine student eligibility. These grants ranged between $100 and $900, based on the students' level of enrollment during the primary semesters and $400 during the summer term.

  7. Instructions/Announcements for Students:
    Students who are experiencing financial hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic should submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Cal Dream App for the 2020-21 academic year, and select EVC as the school of attendance. At the start of the semester, the CARES Emergency Grant Application will be available to enrolled students to apply for emergency funding for urgent basic needs. To ensure students receive the maximum amount of federal and state aid available to them, students must complete their financial aid files to be considered for CARES funding.  Dreamers/Undocumented and International students were not eligible for CARES Emergency Grants during the Spring and Summer 20. However, undocumented students will be eligible in Fall 20. Due to limited funding, priority will go to students continuing from Spring 20.

CARES Emergency Grant Application Fall 20 

CARES ACT Q1 Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting

CARES ACT Q2 Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting

Spring 21 Emergency Grant Application

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