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CARES ACT


CARES Distribution

The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) 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 Mission College has signed the Department of Education Certification and Agreement for receipt of the CARES Act. Los Angeles Mission College has been allocated $2,940,483 and is in receipt of $1,470,242 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. Los Angeles Mission College has approximately 3,739 eligible for CARES Act funding.

Los Angeles Mission College has prioritized those students with identified financial need. Initial awards in the amount of $300 have been provided to all students (2896 total) 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.

Additional awards in the amount of $141.51 have been provided to all students (2896 total) meeting the criteria noted above.

New awards in the amount of $441.51 have been provided for an additional 434 students who met the following criteria:

  • Active for the spring semester.
  • Title IV aid eligible.
  • Not enrolled in exclusively online courses.

New awards from HEERF II (Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund) in the amount of $500/student have been provided to 3081 students who were actively enrolled for the Spring 2021 semester at their home school (as of the time of determination, made March 8, 2021) and were awarded the California College Promise Grant (CCPG), which included students awarded CCPG but potentially not having a posted CCPG (i.e., students ineligible for the CCPG due to "Loss of BOG" (LOB) due to not meeting institutional academic standards).

New awards from HEERF III in the amount of $850/student were provided to 3496 students in the Fall 2021 semester who were:

  • Active in at least a 1-unit class for Fall 2021 as of award date (either credit or non-credit classes)
  • Demonstrated Financial Need by either of the following:
    • CCPG awarded (not posted - includes LOB)
    • Complete FAFSA (and having remaining need (>0) (COA-EFC= Financial Need)
  • Completed application for financial assistance.
  • Included online-only students.

Guidance was provided to student regarding these new awards, including:

  • Use of funds - The funds 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.
  • Disbursement - Funds are disbursed through Bank Mobile. Students may set up accounts with Bank Mobile, or opt to receive funds directly in their own bank account or a paper check.

For information regarding the use of the Institutional portion of CARES Act funding, check out the attachment here. (as of September 30, 2020)

For updated information regarding the use of the Institutional portion of CARES Act funding, check out the attachment here. (as of December 30, 2020)

For updated information regarding the use of HEERF II funding, check out the attachment here. (as of March 31, 2021)

For updated information regarding the use of HEERF funding, check out the attachment here. (as of June 20, 2021)

For updated information regarding the use of HEERF funding, check out the attachment here. (as of Oct 8, 2021)

For updated information regarding the use of HEERF funding, check out the attachment here. (as of December 31, 2021)

For updated information regarding the use of HEERF funding, check out the attachment here. (as of March 31, 2022)

For updated information regarding the use of HEERF funding, check out the attachment here. (as of June 30, 2022)

For updated information regarding the use of HEERF funding, check out the attachment here. (as of September 30, 2022)

For updated information regarding the use of HEERF funding, check out the attachment here. (as of December 31, 2022)