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The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), signed into law on March 27, 2020, and funds were distributed to institutions of higher education to address the disruptions caused by COVID-19.
Los Angeles Southwest College (LASC) has signed the Department of Education Certification and Agreement for receipt of the CARES Act. LASC has been allocated $2,222,854 and is in receipt of $1,111,427 for distribution to students in direct aid. Based on the guidelines from the Department of Education, students must be eligible for Title IV financial aid and not be enrolled in exclusively online courses. LASC has approximately 2,180 students eligible for CARES Act funding.
LASC has prioritized those students with identified financial need. Awards in the amount of $300 have been provided to all students meeting the following requirements:
- Active for the spring semester
- Pell eligible
- Not enrolled in exclusively online courses.
Direct aid is intended for students whose lives have been impacted by the coronavirus and must be used for expenses related to the disruptions due to the coronavirus, such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and childcare expenses.
Eligible students have received an email with information from the District Office with information on distribution through the student Bank Mobile account.
The remaining emergency funds will be disbursed using the following criteria of
- Currently enrolled students
- Title IV Eligible
- Priority is given to disproportionately impacted populations such as Veterans, Foster Youth, and homeless students.
Quarterly budget and expenditure report for quarter ending September 30, 2020
Quarterly budget and expenditure report for quarter ending December 31, 2020
Quarterly budget and expenditure report for quarter ending March 31, 2021
Below is the summary of the student count and dollar amounts of HEERF II awards scheduled for Wednesday, March 31. We will be providing the Quarterly Reports for all HEERF programs at the close of March (Mid April).
Active for Spring 2021 at home school (at time of determination – March 8, 2021)
CCPG awarded (not necessarily posted, includes Loss of BOG).