Due to COVID-19, the CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) was established to provide funding to institutions to provide emergency financial aid grants to students whose lives have been disrupted, many of whom are facing financial challenges and struggling to make ends meet.
Certification and Agreement Acknowledgement
Great Plains Technology Center (GPTC) has signed and returned the Certification and Agreement to the US Department of Education with the assurance that GPTC has used no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.
Total amount of funds that GPTC has received from the US Department of Education pursuant to the Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students: $176,450
Total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of the date of submission of this report (6/8/2020): $168,200
The estimated total number of students at GPTC that are 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 under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act: 140
The total number of students at GPTC who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to Students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of the date of submission of this report (6/8/2020): 114
The method used by GPTC to determine which students received Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act: GPTC determined that distribution would be a straight pro-ration to all eligible post-secondary students attending approved programs as of 3/13/2020. Instructions given to students: use link to cares act grant form.