What is the CARES Act?
Act (www.ed.gov) is federal legislation which provides a variety of financial
support to individuals and businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The CARES
Act established and funded the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF)
to provide emergency financial aid grants. One part of this federal program
allocates money to the accrediting institution, and a portion of that
allocation can be awarded to students who are experiencing expenses due to the
eligible for a Federal CARES Act Emergency Grant?
Per the U.S.
Department of Education (www.ed.gov), school allocations are set by formulas prescribed
in the CARES act that is weighted significantly by the number of full-time
students who are PELL-eligible, but also takes into consideration the total
population of the school and the number of students who are not enrolled
full-time before the Coronavirus outbreak.
Healthcare Training Institute will consider students who meet basic eligibility
criteria for federal financial aid and who have the greatest financial need to
be considered for these funds. Students can go directly to the following
website to find additional information: https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ope/caresact.html
who are eligible for CARES Act awards are:
in a part-time or full-time program as of March 13, 2020
How do I
apply for the Federal Emergency Aid Grant? Students
will be given Information about applying for these funds by Friday, May 15,
2020. Students are to complete the application and gather any additional
information and when funds are made available, eligible students will be
constitutes eligibility expenses to qualify for emergency funding?
apply to a variety of financial costs directly tied to the effects of an
emergency situation that is causing/ has caused a financial strain on the
students of the Healthcare Training Institute. This could include money spent
for unanticipated travel, replacement of medications, emergency childcare due
to extended school closures, additional technology requirements, etc.
of expenses are allowable?
Funds can be
used for food, housing, course material, technology, healthcare, tuition, fees,
Do I have to repay a Federal
Emergency Aid Grant? Typically,
you would not have to repay the amount awarded. The Federal Emergency Grant
Funds are designed to be a grant, not a loan.
Where are the funds coming from? Is there some sort of
Disaster Relief Fund?
Healthcare Training Institute applied and has been awarded and is awaiting
receipt of the funds from the Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic
Securities Act, or CARES ACT, which provides emergency grants for eligible
college students impacted by the Coronavirus outbreak.
How will the Healthcare Training Institute disburse the
Any student meeting the eligibility
requirements listed above and have submitted an application will receive a
CARES Act award. The funds will be disbursed to students in the form of a
check, upon determination of eligibility. Through the CARES Act, HTI received $95,601 in student-aid
funding for distribution to address student needs associated with the
disruption to campus operations from the COVID-19 pandemic. All students
enrolled in the Spring 2020 will receive aid based on demonstrated financial
How will students receive funds? Students will receive funds by check. They
will come into the school to sign for and received their check.
U. S. Department of Education Reporting: U.S. Department of Education30-day Reporting Requirement May 14, 2020
HTI signed the funding certification and agreement for the
Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief,
and Economic Security (CARES) Act on April 13, 2020 and plans to use the funds
to provide the mandated amount of at least 50% of the emergency financial aid
grants to students.
HTI will receive $56,401 of the total Higher Education
Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) dollars allocated to the university for
emergency student aid. As of May 21, 2020, $39,200 has been distributed to
students.Approximately 56 students are eligible to receive an
emergency financial aid grant.As of May 21, 2020, 56 students have received an
emergency financial aid grant.All eligible students were awarded CARES Act
funding. Award amounts were $700.00 per student
The following email was sent to student recipients once
funding was awarded:
Federal legislation recently approved the CARES Act. Healthcare
Training Institute (HTI) will be allocating Emergency Financial Aid Grants to
all full-time and part-time students enrolled in the Spring 2020. This funding
is intended to address the pressing financial needs of students due to the
disruption of school operations from COVID-19. Funds should be used for
technology and technology-related needs, food, housing, course materials,
healthcare, childcare, and other student-related costs. Clearly, the health and
safety of our students come first and therefore, these funds should be used by
students in accordance with their self-described priorities related to the
COVID-19 disruption. However, if you are safe and well, we strongly encourage
you to use these funds in ways that support your further education in this new
environment of enhanced remote learning. Maximum awards are $700.00.