CRRSAA: Corona Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (HEERF II)

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Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021

Final Quarterly Expenditure Report – October 2021

 On December 27, 2020, the President signed the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA) (P.L. 116-260). This new law gives the U.S. Department of Education (Department) approximately $22.7 billion to distribute to institutions of higher education in order to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus through the HEERF.

Unlike the CARES Act, the CRRSAA requires that institutions prioritize students with exceptional need, such as students who receive Pell Grants, in awarding financial aid grants to students. However, students do not need to be only Pell recipients or students who are eligible for Pell grants. In addition, the CRRSAA explicitly provides that financial aid grants to students may be provided to students exclusively enrolled in distance education.

Students cannot apply for assistance directly from the U.S. Department of Education but should contact their institutions for further information and guidance. Institutions have the responsibility of determining how grants will be distributed to students, how the amount of each student grant is calculated, and the development of any instructions or directions that are provided to students about the grant.

Accordingly, the following information must appear in a format and location that is easily accessible to the public. This information must also be updated no later than the 10 days after the end of each calendar quarter (September 30, December 31, March 31 and June 30) thereafter, unless the Secretary specifies an alternative method of reporting.

Updated Report: October 7, 2021
Quarterly Report June 2021
Final Quarterly Report October 2021

  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 (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ope/supplementalagreement314a1s.pdf

https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ope/supplementalagreement314a1i.pdf

  1. 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 (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs.

       

FUND

COLLEGE

FUND CODE

ALLOCATION

ALLOC %

AVAILABLE ALLOC

HCRRA/HCRSA

SAC

HCRRA1 & HCRSA1

 $    3,824,127.00

100.0%

 $    3,824,127.00

SPC

HCRRA2 & HCRSA2

 $    1,713,753.00

100.0%

 $    1,713,753.00

PAC

HCRRA3 & HCRSA3

 $    1,620,472.00

100.0%

 $    1,620,472.00

NVC

HCRRA4 & HCRSA4

 $    3,463,310.00

100.0%

 $    3,463,310.00

NLC

HCRRA5 & HCRSA5

 $       671,722.00

100.0%

 $       671,722.00

TTL/AVG

 

 $ 11,293,384.00

 

 $ 11,293,384.00

  1. The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under the CRRSAA (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs as of the date of submission (i.e., as of the initial report and every calendar quarter thereafter).

COLLEGE

TIMEFRAME

FUND CODES

TOTAL AMOUNT DISPURSED

San Antonio College

07/01/2021 - 09/30/2021 11:59 PM

HCRRA1 & HCRSA1

$3,824,127.00

  1. The estimated total number of students at the institution that are eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the CRRSAA (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs.

COLLEGE

TIMEFRAME

TOTAL # OF STUDENTS

San Antonio College

Fall 2020 - Fall 2021   09/30/2021

27,978

  1. The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under the CRRSAA (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs.

COLLEGE

TIMEFRAME

FUND CODES

TOTAL # OF STUDENTS PAID

San Antonio College

07/01/2021 - 09/30/2021 11:59 PM

HCRRA1 & HCRSA1

4,893

  1. 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 (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs.

San Antonio College CARES Act – How to Qualify & How to Apply

https://www.alamo.edu/studentemergencyaid/

San Antonio College’s students apply through the Student Financial Aid Office which then evaluates their eligibility and other applicable CRRSAA eligibility criteria. An electronic application is being used for students to request funds.  Based on Department of Education guidance, supporting documentation of need was requested but was not mandatory.  On the application, students request funds and also sign a certification stating funds are for expenses as a result of a disruption in their education due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The application was placed online in a pre-fillable pdf that was submitted electronically to the priorityaid@alamo.edu inbox. Financial Aid staff then process applications from the queue by date received. Working collaboratively with the Student Advocacy Centers a rubric was developed to determine student need and award amounts based on current and potential ongoing short-term financial needs for eligible applicants. On March 22, 2021 a one-time distribution of $600 to all Pell-eligible students who attended in the Spring of 2021 was awarded.

San Antonio College utilizes the BANNER Student Information System.  CRRSAA awards to students are disbursed to the student account and then refunded directly to the students.  The students can select the option on their application to have their awards applied to their tuition/fees and any remaining funds would then be refunded directly to the students

  1. Any instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants. All information provided to students is found on our website at alamo.edu/studentemergencyaid

CRRSAA Institutional Quarterly Expenditure Report

Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting - July 2021
Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting - July 2021 Revised
Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting - Oct. 10, 2021 (00916300_HEERF_93021_100121.pdf)

CRRSAA MSl Quarterly Expenditure Report

Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting - July 2021
Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reportihng - July 2021 Revised
Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting - Oct. 10, 2021 (00916300_HEERF_93021_100121.pdf)