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Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Reporting – Student and Institutional Grants

United States Department of Education, Secretary Miguel Cardona. Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act)

CARES Student Grants Report

First posted: 5/19/20

Final report: 05/03/21

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CARES Institutional Grants Report

First posted: 8/14/20

Final Report: 6/01/21

View Current Report

CARES Student Grants Report

Information as of May 3, 2021

1. Certification and Agreement for CARES Act Funds

Pikes Peak Community College acknowledges that they have signed and returned the official Certification and Agreement for CARES Act funds to the US Department of Education. The College will use no less than 50% of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

2. Total Funds Received

Pikes Peak Community College has received $3,771,889 in total funds pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.

3. Amount of Grants Awarded

The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants awarded to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of May 3, 2021 is $3,771,889. The amount of funds that have been disbursed to students $3,771,889.

4. Eligible Students   

The estimated total number of students at Pikes Peak Community College eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act is 7,486.

5. Number of Grants Awarded    

Pikes Peak Community College has awarded 4,505 student grants under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act. Of those students, 3,806 have received their funds.

6. Disbursement Plan

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act

RE: Pikes Peak Community College Plan for Disbursement of $3,771,889 in Direct Student Aid

Methods used for the selection of students include first determining eligibility. If students are eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, they can also receive CARES funds.

Summer Semester 2020

Summer 2020 Emergency Relief

Target Group: Students enrolled in Spring 2020 and Summer 2020 terms who were negatively impacted by COVID-19. 

Award: Up to $700 grants for students needing help with the following:

  • Cost of Education
  • Food insecurities
  • Housing insecurities

Qualifying students: Students enrolled during Spring, Summer, and Fall semesters (as funding remains available).

Outreach method: Electronic application shared via texts, email, social media, College website, and Faculty & Staff referrals

Disbursement: Posted directly to student accounts

Amount Awarded: $48,700

Number of Awards: 73

Number of Awards Disbursed: 71

Percent of Total Funds Received: 1.3%

 

Summer 2020 Momentum Scholarships
Target Group: (student groups will be included in phases depending on availability of funds)
  • Phase 1 - Those students enrolled spring 2020 as of March 13, 2020, who submitted a FAFSA, and who are currently in good standing.
  • Phase 2 - Those students enrolled spring 2020 as of March 13, 2020, and who are currently in good standing, and those students who applied to PPCC by March 13, 2020 and who have applied for financial aid.

Award: $1,000 scholarships available for enrollment in Summer term*

Qualifying Students: Students indicating their education was disrupted by Covid-19, who are eligible to apply for Title IV aid, and who were not 100% online for Spring 2020

Outreach Method: Email, with form indicating need, sent to student group identified above.

Disbursement: Aid posted to student account, processed through student accounts (this scholarship would not impact other aid).

Amount Awarded: Total of $957,000

Number of Awards: 1,174

Number of Awards Disbursed: 957

Percent of Total Funds Received: 25.4%

 

Fall Semester 2020

Fall 2020 Emergency Relief

Target Group: Students enrolled in Spring 2020 and Fall 2020 terms who were negatively impacted by COVID-19.

Award: Up to $700 grants for students needing help with the following:

  • Cost of Education
  • Food insecurities
  • Housing insecurities

Qualifying students: Students enrolled during Spring, Summer, and Fall semesters (as funding remains available).

Outreach method: Electronic application shared via texts, email, social media, College website, and Faculty & Staff referrals

Disbursement: Posted directly to student accounts

Amount Awarded: $57,500

Number of Awards: 94

Number of Awards Disbursed: 82

Percent of Total Funds Received: 1.5%

 

Fall 2020 Momentum Scholarships
Target Group: (student groups will be included in phases depending on availability of funds)
  • Phase 1 - Those students enrolled spring 2020 as of March 13, 2020, who submitted a FAFSA, and who are currently in good standing.
  • Phase 2 - Those students enrolled spring 2020 as of March 13, 2020, and who are currently in good standing, and those students who applied to PPCC by March 13, 2020 and who have applied for financial aid

Award: $1,000 scholarships available for enrollment in Fall term*

Qualifying Students: Students indicating their education was disrupted by Covid-19, who are eligible to apply for Title IV aid, and who were not 100% online for Spring 2020.

Outreach Method: Email, with form indicating need, sent to student group identified above.

Disbursement: Aid posted to student account, processed through student accounts (this scholarship would not impact other aid)

Amount Awarded: Total of $2,708,689

Number of Awards: 3,163

Number of Awards Disbursed: 2,696

Percent of Total Funds Received: 71.8%

*Students may be eligible for both summer and fall awards

All award amounts were selected and approved by PPCC’s President and Leadership Council.

7. Communication

Information contained in #6 was sent to all currently enrolled PPCC students on April 28, 2020 by the College President, Dr. Lance Bolton.

Student inquiries about emergency relief funds can be directed to ombuds@ppcc.edu

Student inquiries about momentum scholarships can be directed to financialaid@ppcc.edu

PPCC - CARES Student Grants Report - Final Report - May 3, 2021 (Downloadable Version)

8. Previous Students Reports Download

CARES - Student Fund Report - 05/18/20

CARES - Student Fund Report - 06/30/20

CARES - Student Funds Report - 08/14/20

CARES - Student Funds Report - 09/28/20

CARES - Student Funds Report - 11/12/20

CARES - Student Funds Report - 12/16/20

CARES - Student Funds Report - 01/27/21

CARES - Student Fund Report - 03/12/21

CARES Institutional Grants Report

Information as of 06/01/21

U.S. Department of Education
CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund - Institutional Portion June 30, 2020

Pikes Peak Community College (PPCC) acknowledges that the institution signed and returned a Certification and Agreement to the U.S. Department of Education for Higher Education Emergency Relief Funding (HEERF) on June 17, 2020, for the Institutional Portion of the “HEER” funding under section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act. In compliance with the signed Certification and Agreement, PPCC intends to use the fifty percent (50%) of the funds received for institutional costs recovery due to COVID-19.

PPCC received $3,771,889 from the Department of Education pursuant to CCA’s Certification and Agreement for Emergency Relief Fund-Institution Portion. In accordance with sections 18004(a)(1) and 18004(c)

As of March 31, 2021, PPCC has expended a total of $3,771,889 of the funded amount for the institutional award.

Note: the following breakdowns represent updated reporting guidelines according to CARES Act sections 18004(a)(1) Institutional Portion, 18004(a)(2), and 18004(a)(3), if applicable.

A downloadable version of the quarterly expenditure report (OMB Control Number 1840-0849) is available below. 

An overview of expenditures categories (largest to smallest):

  • Procurement of technology resources to facilitate remote capabilities: $1,796,157
  • Training and compensation for instructional delivery modification (In-person to remote learning): $880,318
  • Campus Safety Expenditures (Cleaning and Sanitation): $451,252
  • Other Uses (increased personnel costs related to offering remote service and instructional support: $310,470
  • Additional scholarships and emergency aid to students: $200,000
  • Supplies to support social distancing for on-campus lab courses: $83,177
  • Student-use computer and audiovisual equipment for on-campus support: $50,515

All CARES Act Institutional funds have been expended as of 06/01/2021

In addition to instructional related expenditures, $373,165 was awarded to PPCC from the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Educations (FIPSE) have been used to defray decreased tuition revenues resulting from decreased enrollment.

Total expenditures (fiscal period of July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2021) are $4,145,054 (institutional expenditures as reported using updated reporting requirements for CARES act section 18004(a)(1) and CARES act 18004(a)(2) funds)

The types of expenses covered under the college CARES Act Emergency Instructional Relief include: IT equipment and supplies to support remote learning for students and faculty, software licenses, remote coursework redesign, personal protective equipment, and custodial supplies for onsite cleaning.

Such application of funding was in accordance with Section 18004(c) of the CARES Act, which allows Pikes Peak Community College to use the funds to cover any costs associated with significant changes to the delivery of instruction due to coronavirus, so long as such costs do not include payment to contractors for the provision of pre-enrollment activities, including marketing and advertising; endowments; or capital outlays associated with facilities related to athletics, sectarian instruction, or religious worship.

All receipts and expenditures are tracked and accounted for in an isolated fund to ensure appropriate internal controls for allowable expenditures and cash management principles. Funds are drawn after the College has provided the cash outlay and confirmed the allowability of the expenditure, in accordance with its cash management principles and uniform guidance (2 CFR 200) as well as in accordance with Section 18004(c).

Final Reporting as of 1 June 2021

Previous Institutional Reports

Institutional Q1 Report  - 10/30/20 (Cumulative)

Institutional Q2 Report - 01/04/21 (Cumulative)

Institutional Q2 Report - 01/04/21 (Quarterly)

Insitutional Q3 Report - 04/06/21 (Cumulative)

Institutional Q3 Report - 04/06/21 (Quarterly)

Institutional Report - 08/14/20 (Previous Reporting Template)

Institutional Report - 09/28/20 (Previous Reporting Template)

Website Text - 09/28/20 (Previous Reporting Website Summary)