CARES ACT Report & Disclosure

HIGHER EDUCATION EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND (HEERF I, II & III) UNDER SECTION 18004 OF THE CARES ACT & CRRSAA, Public Law 116-260; American Relief Plan, Public Law 117-2. 

CARES/CRSSA/ARP ACT Report and Disclosure 

  1. Front Range Community College (FRCC) acknowledges that on April 20, 2020 the institution’s President, Andrew R. Dorsey, signed the U.S. Department of Education Certification and Agreement Form for Emergency Financial Aid grants to Students under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. FRCC used at least 50% of the initial funds Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF I) allocated to FRCC under Section 18004(a) (1) of the CARES Act for the sole and exclusive purpose of providing emergency financial aid grants to students for their expenses related to the disruption of campus instruction due to coronavirus. FRCC acknowledges that an equal additional amount of funds from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF II) authorized by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA) was distributed to students. FRCC acknowledges that additional funds allocated through the American Relief Plan (ARP) were distributed to students on the third quarter of 2021 following the new eligibility guidelines outlined by ARP.
  2. The total cumulative amount of HEERF funding for Emergency Financial Aid grants to students that FRCC is entitled to receive under Section PL 1126-136 Title VIII Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CFDA 84.425E) is $21,659,679.
  3. The total amount of HEERF III funded Emergency Student Aid grants distributed directly to students as of Jun 30th, 2021 is $6,912,000. These funds were targeted for distribution in the beginning of the Fall 2021 term. The total amount of HEERF II funds distributed as Emergency Student Aid grants directly to students by Jun 30th, 2021 was $3,523,235. The total amount of HEERF I funded grants distributed directly to FRCC students by November 13th, 2020 was $3,523,235. A total of $13,958,470 from HEERF I, II and III has been distributed as student aid. An additional $7,701,209 (HEERF III funds) remains to be distributed as student aid. The additional remaining funds will be distributed during the fourth quarter of 2021 and first quarter of 2022.
  4. The estimated total number of FRCC students eligible to receive a grant funded by HEERF is 20,684.
  5. A total of $6,912,000 of HEERF III student aid was awarded in the third quarter of 2021 for the Fall term. The total number of unduplicated students receiving an award in the third quarter of 2021 was 12,402 students. The average award was $557. The distribution of block grants was as follows:
    Amount Paid Student Count Sum of "Paid"
    $1,000 4,419 $4,419,000
    $500 1,989 $994,500
    $250 5,994 $1,498,500
    Grand Total 12,402 $6,912,000
  6. A total of $371,235 of HEERF II funds was awarded in the second quarter of 2021 for Summer term 2021. The total number of HEERF II Emergency Student Aid awards made directly to FRCC students in the second quarter of 2021 using HEERF II funds is 248. The average award was for $1496. The unduplicated number of FRCC students who have received a HEERF II student aid grant is 3,250. The average award was $1,084.07.

    The unduplicated number of FRCC students who received an HEERF I Emergency Student Aid grant in 2020 was 3,979. The average award was $707.48. The number of FRCC students who received a HEERF I Emergency Student Aid grant in Spring 2020 is 1190. The number of FRCC students who received a HEERF I Emergency Student Aid grant in Summer 2020 is 967. The number of FRCC students who received an HEERF I Emergency Student Aid grant for Fall 2020 is 2,823. The number of FRCC students who have received a HEERF II Emergency Student Aid grant for Spring of 2021 is 3,152. The number of students who received a HEERF II Emergency Student Aid grant for Summer of 2021 is 248 as stated above.
  7. FRCC used a block grant award to all eligible students enrolled in Fall 2021 to award HEERF III student aid. FRCC used a web-based application for students to be considered for a HEERF II grant. FRCC HEERF II grant award determinations were based on students’ demonstrable need as described in their application and verified by the financial aid office.
  8. All funds have been issued as a Bank Mobile refund unless the student voluntarily chose to apply the funds to the balance of their account.
  9. Students were notified via an email to their frontrange.edu account of their application status and award. Information on availability, eligibility and the application process was provided to students through the Office of Financial Aid website, by financial aid and academic advisors, and via direct email to students. The following information was shared:

    To be eligible for a Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund through the American Rescue Plan (HEERF III) during the third quarter of 2021, a student must have been enrolled for the Fall semester. Awards were made as block grants with the following criteria:
    • $1,000 to enrolled students who have a FAFSA and/or CASFA on file and are within 150% of Pell EFC ($0-$8769 EFC)
    • $500 to enrolled students who have a FAFSA and/or CASFA on file and an EFC greater than $8760
    • $250 to all remaining enrolled students, excluding high school students. 

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