Cares Act Updates - Cleveland Community College, Shelby, NC

Cleveland Community College

Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) 

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

Federal Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Reporting

Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students

Updated: September 22, 2021

Fall 2021

Cleveland Community College has applied and received emergency grant funds of approximately $2,423,458 for the 2021-2022 school year. HEERF III funds will be disbursed to eligible students during the Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 semesters. CCC has also received $770,273 in grant money from the Supplemental Assistance to Institutions of Higher Education (SAIHE) that will allow tuition assistance to be offered to eligible students during the 2021-2022 school year.

Spring 2021 

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

Cleveland Community College has applied and received emergency grant funds to distribute to eligible students. These funds are intended to help you pay for expenses such as housing, food, technology needs, childcare, medical expenses and other costs resulting from the campus disruption.

Funds from the HEERF II are not considered financial aid and do not affect a student’s current or future financial aid eligibility. Per guidance from the Federal Government, funds are being disbursed based on financial need, as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). If a student has not completed the FAFSA or if they are a high school student taking college courses (Career and College Promise), they were awarded the minimum grant award.

10,001 or No FAFSA496200$99,200
CCP AND ECHS749200$149,800
HEERF II$607,287.00
Unspent CARES$9563.60
Institutional HEERF II used to make up difference between allocated funds and student disbursements$192,749.40

Updated: August 10, 2020

Spring 2020 

Cleveland Community College has signed and returned the Certification and Agreement to offer CARES Act Grants to our students. The College’s total allocation received for CARES Act funding for students is $607,287, all of which was granted to students. Checks were mailed to students the week of July 6, 2020. 635 students were eligible and each student received $954.76.

Federal CARES Act Distribution Guidelines

  • A curriculum student must have been enrolled in at least one seated curriculum course as of March 6, 2020 for the spring 2020 semester.
  • A curriculum student must be deemed Title IV eligible as defined by Sec. 484 of the Higher Education Authority by satisfying the following criteria:
    • Be enrolled in a degree, diploma, or eligible certificate program;
    • Not be enrolled in elementary or secondary education;
    • Be making satisfactory academic progress;
    • Not owe an overpayment on Title IV grants or loans;
    • Not be in default on Title IV loans;
    • Be a U.S. citizen, or national, permanent resident, or other eligible non-citizen;
    • Have Selective Service registration verified
  • Students are not required to have a Free Application for Federal Student Aid on file at the College.
  • Students are not required to complete a separate application for CARES Act Grant funding. The College will make this determination by verifying each enrolled student.
  • Checks were mailed to the address as listed in the student record. Students may verify their address on record via the MyCleveland, Self-Service, or AVISO account. Students may contact for questions about eligibility.

Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting under CARES Act Sections 18004(a)(1) Institutional Portion and 18004(a)(3)
September 30, 2020

December 31, 2020

March 31, 2021

June 30, 2021

September 30, 2021