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As required, JCCC is reporting the use of funds distributed to students from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF).

1. On April 10, 2020, JCCC signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement for allocation of funds.

On April 27, 2020, JCCC received a Grant Award Notification that funds had been awarded. JCCC will utilize no less than 50% of funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the Coronavirus Aid, Recovery, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students ($2,540,143 out of $5,080,285).

On January 18, 2021, JCCC received a Grant Award Notification that funds had been awarded. JCCC will utilize no less than $2,540,143 of the funds received under Section 314(a)(1) of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students. 

On May 11, 2021, JCCC received a Grant Award Notification that funds had been awarded. JCCC will utilize no less than $10,741,422 of the funds received under Section 2003(a)(1) American Rescue Plan (ARP) to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students. 

2. $15,821,708: Represents the total amount of funds that JCCC has received from the Department pursuant to JCCC’s Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.

3.  $13,013,388: Represents the total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students through HEERF funding.

$2,540,143 as of April 1, 2021 (HEERF I, CARES Act)

$3,701,857 as of May 24, 2021 (HEERF II, CRRSAA)

$6,771,388 as of September 30, 2021 (HEERF III, ARP)

 

4. 7,009 (unduplicated): Represents the estimated total number of students at JCCC eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act (HEA) of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

11,997: Represents the estimated total number of Summer and Fall 2021 students eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs.


5. 11,560 (includes duplicates): Represents the total number of JCCC students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant through HEERF funding.

4,779 as of April 1, 2021 (HEERF I, CARES Act)

3,211 as of May 24, 2021 (HEERF II, CRRSAA)

3,570 as of September 30, 2021 (HEERF III, ARP)


6. Describe the method(s) used by JCCC to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

With the transition to online courses in the Spring 2020 semester, as a result of the county stay-at-home order, JCCC created an application for students to apply for assistance under the CARES Act. Enrollment in 6 or more credit hours was required.

For the Summer 2020 semester, JCCC awarded $250 to any student who met eligibility requirements and were enrolled in a minimum of 6 or more credit hours. An application to apply for additional assistance was also available, requiring 3 or more credit hours of enrollment.

For the Fall 2020 semester, JCCC awarded $250 to any student who met eligibility requirements and were enrolled in a minimum of 6 or more credit hours. An application to apply for additional assistance was also available, requiring 3 or more credit hours of enrollment.

Applications were reviewed to ensure costs documented are in fact related to the campus closure as stipulated. Students were required to be degree or certificate seeking and have current enrollment. Per the Department of Education guidance, students must not have been enrolled in all-online programs prior to March 13. JCCC does not have any programs which are offered exclusively online. 

Grants were funded to eligible students using a matrix, based on a student’s EFC (Expected Family Contribution) from the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Grant amounts ranged from $250 - $1,250.

Describe the method(s) used by JCCC to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs.

For the Spring 2021 semester, JCCC awarded $500 to any student who met eligibility requirements and were enrolled in a minimum of 6 or more credit hours. An application to apply for additional assistance was also available, requiring 3 or more credit hours of enrollment.

For the Summer 2021 semester, JCCC required an application to be completed for assistance. Minimum enrollment requirement was 1 or more credit hour/s.

For the Fall 2021 semester, JCCC requires an application to be completed for assistance.  Minimum enrollment requirement is 3 or more credit hours.

Applications are reviewed to ensure costs documented are in fact related to the pandemic as stipulated. Students are required to be degree or certificate seeking and have current enrollment. 

Grants were funded to eligible students using a matrix, based on a student’s EFC (Expected Family Contribution) from the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) if filed and enrolled hours. Grant amounts ranged from $500 - $2,000 in Spring 2021, $450 - $2,025 in Summer 2021, and $375 - $2,500 in Fall 2021.


7. Describe instructions, directions, or guidance provided by JCCC to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants.

All Spring 2020 students were notified by email of the availability of the application. 

Current students with a FAFSA on file were notified of the availability of the Summer 2020 application at the time the application opened.
 
For Fall 2020, current students with a FAFSA on file were notified prior to the start of the term.

Spring 2021, current students with a FAFSA on file were notified by email that the application and relief funds were available.

Summer 2021 enrolled students were notified by email that the application for relief funding and additional, expanded resources were available.

Fall 2021, with the commencement of increased on-campus activities, JCCC engaged in a robust campaign which included print, digital, and in-person events to spread awareness about the relief funding. Direct email and print communication was sent to current students with a FAFSA on file. A broadcast message, highlighting relief fund application and additional resources is visible through online Canvas course portal for the duration of the Fall semester.

JCCC COVID-19 Relief Fund Application and information are visible on the JCCC website. For students meeting the basic eligibility criteria, the supplemental application link is open and visible inside each student’s personalized scholarship portal for the duration of the semester, or until funds are exhausted. 

JCCC coordinated a social media campaign and provided a public press release about the HEERF funding opportunity. Faculty and Staff were notified of the application availability and details through multiple internal communications and professional development session. Faculty and Staff were also advised to encourage students, who have asked questions or expressed the need for help during the pandemic, to complete the application.


— Student portion last updated Oct. 8, 2021


Institutional portion

As required under Section 18004(a)(1) of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), JCCC is reporting the use of funds distributed from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) Institutional Portion.

CARES Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting through Sept. 30, 2020 (PDF)

CARES Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting through Dec. 31, 2020 (PDF)

HEERF Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting through March 31, 2021 (PDF)

HEERF Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting through June 30, 2021 (PDF)

HEERF Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting through Sept. 30, 2021 (PDF)