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Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Reporting

Section 18004(e) of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act” or the “Act”, Pub. L. No. 116-136, 134 Stat. 281 (March 27, 2020), directs institutions receiving funds under Section 18004 of the Act to provide the information below in a format and location that is easily accessible to the public 30 days after the date when the institution received its allocation under 18004(a)(1) and updated every 45 days thereafter:

  1. Cape Cod Community College (CCCC) acknowledges that our institution signed and returned to the U.S. Department of Education the Certification and Agreement on April 13, 2020. CCCC has used, or intends to use, no less than 50% of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.
  2. The total amount of funds that CCCC has received from the U.S. Department of Education is $720,005 pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.
  3. The 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 (i.e., as of the 30-day Report and every 45 days thereafter) is $609,875 as of May 26, 2020.
  4. CCCC has an estimated total number of 1,264 students at the institution 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.
  5. As of May 26, 2020, a total of 1,264 students have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
  6. All students eligible to participate in the Title IV federal student aid programs, as evidenced by having a current Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file with the CCCC Financial Aid Office, and who were enrolled in at least three credit hours at the end of the Spring 2020 semester were selected to receive an Emergency Financial Aid Grant. All eligible students will receive an award of $350. Federal Pell recipients will receive an additional award ranging from $75 to $300 depending on the number of credit hours a student was registered for during the spring 2020 semester as follows:
    • Students enrolled in 12 credit hours or more: $300
    • Students enrolled in 9 to 11 credit hours: $225
    • Students enrolled in 6 to 8 credit hours: $150
    • Students enrolled in 3 to 5 credit hours: $75
    CCCC has prudently established a Student Emergency Fund portion of the $720,005 allocation in the amount of $110,130 to be locally-administered to address immediate student need. This portion of the student relief funds is an application-based emergency grant request process, subject to verification. The application and information on the emergency grant funds will be available through the CCCC website at: https://cm.maxient.com/reportingform.php?CapeCodCC&layout_id=6. Applications will be reviewed and an award determination made on a rolling basis.
  7. CCCC created messaging for students regarding CARES Act funding disbursement and a plan to distribute the content. Student recipients received email notification regarding the CARES Act Student Emergency Funds, along with a letter accompanying the grant award. In addition, the College President addressed the CARES Act during Zoom forums, a podcast, YouTube videos for students, and at the College Board of Trustees’ meetings of April 14, 2020 and May 12, 2020, which were live-streamed via YouTube. The College has a response team that will continue to reach out to students to inform them about the CARES Act grant and how to apply for funds.