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Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Reporting

​Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students

The following information is provided by Kankakee Community College (KCC) as required by the U.S. Department of Education in order to comply with reporting requirement under the CARES Act. Report Date: July 1, 2020.

  1. Report requirement: An acknowledgement that the institution signed and returned to the Department the Certification and Agreement and the assurance that the institution has used, or intends to use, no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.
    Response: On April 16, 2020, Kankakee Community College (KCC) signed and submitted the Funding Certification and Agreement with the U.S. Department of Education. KCC agrees to use no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.
  2. Report requirement: 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.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.
    Response: $633,577
  3. Report requirement: 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).
    Response: $120,014.56.
  4. Report requirement: The estimated total number of 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.
    Response: 3,608
  5. Report requirement: The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
    Response: 122
  6. Report requirement: The method(s) used by the institution to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
    Response: On May 7, 2020, a mass e-mail was sent to KCC’s spring 2020 undergraduate students.  The email provided information regarding the emergency funding to students through the CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF). A direct link to learn more and apply for the funding was included in the email. The Office of Financial Aid will review and approve applications received. Awards will be given on a case-by-case basis and will not exceed the maximum PELL Grant award based on the applicable academic year. Students who applied and did not meet eligibility guidelines provided by the U.S. Department of Education will be contacted by phone and/or email to discuss resources available to them including resources available through KCC’s Foundation Office.
  7. Report requirement: Any instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants.
    Response: This is a PDF of the email which was sent.