Angeles College – 04160400 – HEERF

Release Date: 04/07/2022

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II and III (HEERF II & III) Report
CRRSAA/HEERF II Section 314(a) (4) and American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act/HEERF III
Section 2003(a) (4)

The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) is comprised of the 2020 Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES Act), or HEER I; the 2021 Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA), or HEERF II; and the 2021 American Rescue Plan (ARP), or HEERF III.

The following information is provided to comply with the Department of Education’s CRRSAA Act/HEERF II and ARP Act/HEEF III Reporting requirements.

Quarterly Report (JAN 2022 to MAR 2022, ending March 31, 2022)-As of APR 7, 2022

1. An acknowledgement that the institution signed and returned to the Department the Certification and Agreement and the assurance that the institution has used the applicable amount of funds designated under the CRRSAA/HEERF II and ARP/HEERF III programs to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.


Angeles College signed and submitted the Certification and Agreement on January 29th, 2021 with the assurance that Angeles College shall provide no less than 100% of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSAA)/HEERF II for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students with exceptional need who have been negatively impacted by financial disruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As Angeles College was a recipient of HEERF II 314(a)(1) of the CRRSAA, we were not required to submit a new application in connection with HEERF III; rather, a Certification and Agreement was signed and returned to the Department of Education.

2. The total amount of funds that the institution will receive or has received from the Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the CRRSAA/HEERF II and ARP/HEERF III programs.


Angeles College received $218,031 from the federal government for the CRRSAA/HEERF II (February 17, 2021) and $133,037 from the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act (August 5, 2021), total of $351,068.

3. The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under the CRRSAA/HEERF II and ARP/HEERF III programs.

As of March 31st, 2022, all of $218,031 money under the CRRSAA/HEERF II and $42,669 under the ARP/HEEERF III program have been distributed, a total of $260,700 (of $351,068).

As of April 7, 2022, $72,169 has been distributed under ARP/HEERF III program, total distribution of $290,200 (of $351,068) from the CRRSAA/HEERF II and ARP/HEERF III programs.

During January1 – March 31, 2022, Angeles College awarded a total of $29,500 in the ARP/HEERF III but none of the awards were distributed as of March 31, 2022. As of April 7, 2022, all of $29,500 awarded funds has been distributed under ARP/HEERF III program.

4. The estimated total number of students at the institution that are eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the CRRSAA/HEERF II and ARP/HEERF III programs.

Based on the student eligible parameters included in HEERF II & III and additional certification directives provided by the Department of Education, Angeles College estimates approximately 266 were eligible for consideration for emergency grant funding. We have received 219 applications during this period. 62 students were awarded as of March 31, 2022. Awards will be continued throughout April 2022, and all of ARP/HEERF III funds are expected to be spent within April 2022.

5. The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under the CRRSAA/HEERF II & ARP/HEERF III programs.

During January 1 – March 31, 2022, there were 62 students who have been awarded emergency grant funds under the ARP/HEERF III. However, none of the awards were received by students as of March 31, 2022. The funds were received by students as of April 7, 2022. Awards will be continued throughout April 2022, and all of ARP/HEERF III funds are expected to be spent within April 2022.

6. The method(s) used by the institution to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under the CRRSAA/HEERF II and ARP/HEERF III programs.

CRRSAA/HEERF II & ARP/HEERF III programs

CRRSAA Section 314(d)(7) stipulates that awards be used only for financial assistance to students whose cost of attendance or emergency costs have been negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Examples of such costs include, but are not limited to, tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care), child care, and other education-related expenses.

Angeles College utilizes the following guidelines to identify eligible students with the most urgent need for the CRRSAA and ARP Section (a)(4) relief program:

Eligible Students

  • Undergraduate or graduate degree or non-degree (certificate) seeking students who were enrolled in in the Fall Quarter 2021 (for degree programs) or in the current term (for certificate programs).
  • Students who were enrolled in exclusively online programs.
  • Must be current students who are participating in courses actively and who are in good standing. Be enrolled with our college when an application is submitted.
  • Included are students who were on an approved Leave of Absence.

Unlike with CARES/HEERF I distribution, CRRSAA/HEERF II and ARP/HEERF III guidance requires institutions to prioritize students with exceptional need. Because CRRSAA/HEERF II and ARP/HEERF III prioritizes domestic students with “exceptional need”, eligible students were identified by reviewing students’ Expected Family Contribution (EFC as determined on your official FAFSA). CRRSAA/HEERF II and ARP/HEERF III emergency grant amounts were determined by the student’s EFC according to the table below. Students who are unable to submit the FAFSA or California Dream Act Application (CADAA) who meets eligibility criteria are awarded $100 regardless their enrollment status (FT, TT, HT, or LL). Students with undetermined EFC or unable to submit either applications are also awarded $100.
Awards range from a maximum of $700 to the minimum of $100 and were given to students after Angeles College – CRRSA Act emergency grant committee’s review and approval of the submitted application.
Important Note: The Department of Education encourages institutions to prioritize domestic students, especially undergraduates, in allocating this funding. Domestic students include citizens, permanent residents, refugees, asylum seekers, DACA recipients, other DREAMers, and similar undocumented students. If the limited funds are remaining (unable to award all eligible applicants), domestic students will take priority.

 

Eligible 2021-2022 EFC Undergraduate Award (FT, TT, HT) HEERF Amount Undergraduate Award (LT) HEERF Amount Graduate Award

(FT, TT, HT) HEERF Amount

Graduate Award

(LT) HEERF Amount

EFC 0 $700 $400 $400 $200
EFC 0 to 2500 $500 $300 $300 $100
EFC 2501 to 5000 $400 $200 $200 $100
EFC 5001 to 7500 $300 $100 $100 $100
EFC 7501 to 10,000 $200 $100 $100 $100
EFC 10,001 to up $100 $100 $100 $100
All other group (Undetermined EFC or Unable to submit FAFSA or CADAA) $100 $100 $100 $100

FT = Full Time
TT = Three Quarter Time
HT = Half Time
LT = Less than Half Time

Instructions and guidance were provided to eligible students identified by the Registrar’s Office (via Angeles College email account and/or personal email address on file), along with the subsequent application via student’s email. The application certifies that eligible students had incurred expenses from the components listed above because of the Coronavirus pandemic.
In accordance with the Department of Education guidelines, upon successful submittal of the application, Angeles College notified students of their status via their Angeles College email account and/or personal email address as identified on their application. Funds were processed through accounts payable and students received a paper check (which was mailed to the address provided on the application). These Emergency Financial Aid Grants were not applied against existing account balances.

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

CRRSAA/HEERF II & ARP/HEERF III

Instructions for applying for the Emergency Financial Aid Grants are provided on Angeles College’s website under the Financial Aid tab (“HEERF Announcements”). See the Angeles College website: https://www.angelescollege.edu/financial-aid/heerf-announcements/ for details.

Notifications of award approval and directions for award recipients are provided by the Financial Aid Office and the Business Office via the students’ Angeles College e-mail addresses or their personal e-mail addresses that are kept in each student’s file. Follow-up contacts are made to ensure that each student approved for a grant is made aware of that fact

Angeles College expects to spend all of the ARP/HEERF III funds during next reporting period (APR 2022 to JUNE 2022, ending June 30, 2022).

Previous Quarterly Reports:

 

Quarterly Report (OCT 2021 to DEC 2021, ending December 31, 2021)-As of JAN 10, 2022

Quarterly Report (JULY 2021 to SEP 2021, ending Sep 30, 2021) – As of OCT 9, 2021

Quarterly Report (JAN 2021 to JUNE 2021, ending June 30, 2021) – As of July 10, 2021