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Metropolitan Community College CARES Act Emergency Grant Aid Reporting

Published 8/20/2020

Metropolitan Community College (MCC) has signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement, and the assurance that the College 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 impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

A total of $2,883,697 has been received by the College from the Department pursuant to the College’s Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students. The College has distributed $1,061,373 in 1,268 Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of August 19, 2020.

Approximately 12,668 students at the College are 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 under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

As of the date of publishing of this notice, 1,268 MCC students have received an Emergenc Financial Aid Grant pursuant to Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act. The College has determined which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants, and how much they receive under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act, through utilization of a free confidential online application process in which the students first provide information that assists the College in determining whether they are eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), then, if they are eligible, inquiry is made of the students as to how they have been negatively financially affected by the disruption of campus activities due to the coronavirus, including, but not limited to, disruption in food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and childcare. A determination of the grant amount to each student based on their application is made by trained MCC staff.

MCC students impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic can find instructions for applying for Grant aid, along with other supports and helpful information, by visiting mccneb.edu/gethelp.