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Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) Reporting

ARP (HEERF III)

Under the American Rescue Plan (ARP), $39.6 billion of Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) support students and institutions towards recovery efforts so that we can emerge from the pandemic even stronger. Funds in emergency aid is available to over 5,000 institutions of higher education and more than doubled in emergency relief aid available to students and institutions already authorized under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), and the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) relief legislation.

  1. The president of Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC) signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement and assurance that TMCC will intend to use no less than 50 percent of the funds to provide emergency financial aid grants to our TMCC students.
  2. TMCC received $6,897,271 from the Department of Education for emergency financial aid grants to students.
  3. As of the date June 30, 2021, TMCC has not disbursed any of the  Higher Education Emergency Funds (HEERF III).
  4. No students have received HEERF III grants.
  5. Students with exceptional need will be prioritized. These students include Pell recipients, Pell-eligible students, or students eligible for federal or state need-based aid. Students will submit the form and check a box to indicate how the emergency financial aid grant will be used and the dollar amount in financial assistance they are seeking. The maximum dollar amount that a student can request for the semester is currently being determined.
  6. Emergency financial aid grants may be used by students for:
    1. Any component of their cost of attendance (tuition and fees, books and supplies, transportation, miscellaneous personal expenses, room and board).
    2. Emergency costs that arise due to the coronavirus such as tuition, food, housing, healthcare (including mental health care) or child care.
    3. Obtaining a student’s electronic consent, satisfy a student’s outstanding account balance.
    4. Funds will be awarded to students in the order of the forms they are received until funds have been exhausted.
  7. The college will be using several communication platforms to notify TMCC students of the financial resources that are available to them. These platforms include: email, text messaging, phone call, and communication through the TMCC Canvas.

CRRSA Act (HEERF II)

In response to the ongoing disruption caused by COVID-19, the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA) provides an additional $22.7 billion for the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF). Of this amount, over $20 billion is available to assist public and private nonprofit colleges and universities in preparing for, preventing, and responding to coronavirus.

  1. The president of Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC) signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement and assurance that TMCC will intend to use no less than 50 percent of the funds to provide emergency financial aid grants to our TMCC students.
  2. TMCC received $1,673,626 from the Department of Education for emergency financial aid grants to students.
  3. As of the date June 30, 2021. TMCC has awarded $1,673,626 of the Higher Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF II).
  4. As of the date this information was made public 1,154 students have received the emergency financial aid grant also known as HEERF II.
  5. Students who were eligible to receive the emergency financial aid grant were awarded $1,000 for spring, and $2,000 for summer.The following criteria was used to award the HEERF II Grant:
    1. Students who completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid must satisfy the basic eligibility criteria to receive federal student aid.
    2. Students who have exceptional need such as students who receive Pell grants, who are eligible for Pell grants, or who had unmet financial need were eligible to submit an application.
    3. Students were degree-seeking pursuing either a certificate, associate or four-year degree.
    4. Students were enrolled in a minimum of six credits while also maintaining a 2.0 grade point average.
  6. All eligible TMCC students who completed a FAFSA and eligible to receive the emergency financial aid grant were sent an email. Within the email contained information explaining to students that the HEERF II Grant was available to students who had expenses related to their student budget also known as cost of attendance, or expenses related due to the coronavirus. The email also contained a link to access the HEERF II Form. Students either indicated how much assistance they needed or requested the maximum emergency grant award depending on the semester they requested assistance.
  7. Emergency financial aid grants were disbursed weekly and were not used to pay students outstanding fees.
  8. This is the institution’s final quarterly posting for HEERF II. All HEERF II emergency financial aid grants have been awarded.

CARES Act (HEERF I)

Under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), section 18004(c) of the CARES Act requires each institution receiving Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds to use at least 50 percent of the funds received to award emergency financial aid grants. Grants awarded are for students who have expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus including: food, housing, course materials, technology, and child care.

In addition, the Secretary of Education requires each institution to report the most current information on the allocation of the emergency financial aid grants awarded to students. The information provided below satisfies the reporting requirements requested by the Secretary of Education and the quarterly reporting for March 31, 2021. This is the final report for the quarterly posting that covers all remaining HEERF fund expenditures for section18004(a)(1) student portion funds.

  1. On April 10, 2020 the president of Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC) signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement and assurance that TMCC will intend to use no less than 50 percent of the funds to provide emergency financial aid grants to our TMCC students.

  2. TMCC received $1,673,625 from the Department of Education for emergency financial aid grants to students.

  3. As of Dec. 14, 2020, TMCC has awarded all $1,673,625 of the TMCC Emergency CARES Grant.

  4. The estimated total number of students at  TMCC who are eligible to receive Title IV of federal student aid is 8,396  and eligible to also receive TMCC Emergency CARES Grant is 1,876.

  5. As of the date this information was made public 1,740  students have received the emergency financial aid grant also known as the TMCC Emergency CARES Grant

  6. Students who are eligible to receive the emergency financial aid grant can be awarded a maximum of $1500 at TMCC. The following criteria was used to award the TMCC Emergency CARES Grant:

    1. Students who completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid must satisfy the basic eligibility criteria to receive federal student aid.

    2. Students must be degree-seeking pursuing either a certificate, associate or four-year degree.

    3. Students must be enrolled in a minimum of six credits while also maintaining a 2.0 grade point average.

  7. All eligible TMCC students who completed a FAFSA and eligible to receive the emergency financial aid grant were sent an email. Within the email contained information explaining to students that the TMCC Emergency CARES Grant was available to students who have expenses related to the disruption of their college education due to the coronavirus such as food, housing, course materials, technology, healthcare, and child care. Students were also notified that emergency financial aid grants were available for students who completed a FAFSA.

  8. Eligible students who completed the form indicated the type of expense they had incurred and provided concrete examples of how they were impacted by COVID-19. Students either indicated how much assistance they needed or requested the maximum emergency grant award of $1500. Emergency financial aid grants were disbursed weekly and were not used to pay students outstanding fees.

Institutional Support Funds

Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting under CARES Act Sections 18004 (a)(1).