CARES Act & HEERF Programs Reporting

CARES Act Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students Report & HEERF Programs Reporting

Last Updated: November 19, 2021

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The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act provides emergency relief funds to organizations and individuals affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act established the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) to provide funding to institutions of higher education for expenses related to the disruption of campus operation due coronavirus.  Section 18004(c) of the CARES Act, mandates institutions must use no less than 50 percent of the emergency relief funding for the sole and exclusive purpose of awarding emergency financial aid grants directly to students for their expenses, including food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child-care costs.

Detailed information regarding Woodbury University CARES Act funding and student Emergency Financial Aid Grants are detailed below.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

Woodbury University acknowledges the Recipient’s Funding Certification and Agreement was signed and returned to the Department of Education on April 21, 2020.  In accordance with Section 18004(c) of the CARES Act, Woodbury University gives its assurance that no less than 50 percent of the funds received have been used, or will be used, to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

AWARD AMOUNT

The total amount of funds Woodbury University has received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act is $1,199,479.  Of the total amount, a minimum of $599,740 will be used to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

DISTRIBUTION OF FUNDS

As of May 8, 2020, Woodbury University has distributed a total of $535,620 in Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18804(a)(1) of the CARES Act.  The University will continue to award and distribute grants to students until all funds are exhausted.

STUDENT ELIGIBILITY

The estimated total number of Woodbury University students 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 is 1030. This estimate is based on the eligible number of students who were actively enrolled for the Spring 2020 semester.

STUDENT AWARDS

As of May 8, 2020, a total of 926 Woodbury University students have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the Cares Act.

AWARD METHODOGY

Woodbury University considered three major factors to determine eligibility for Emergency Financial Aid Grants: Spring 2020 enrollment, Pell Grant eligibility, and Expected Family Contribution (for students who completed a FAFSA).   The University first established a base group of all eligible students actively enrolled for the Spring 2020 semester.  Next, the University applied the following criteria to each student to determine individual grant award amounts:

EFC GRANT AMOUNT
Zero $925
Greater than zero $625
No EFC

(Not Pell eligible and/or graduate students)

$315

STUDENT COMMUNICATIONS

The following communications were sent to students regarding the CARES Act:

May 1, 2020: Woodbury University President, David Steele-Figueredo, sent an email to all students notifying them of the CARES Act Emergency Financial Aid Grants for students.  The email included the funding amount, the general awarding methodology, the timeline for receipt of the grant funds, as well as informing them that each award recipient would receive an individual email notification.

May 5, 2020:  Woodbury University President, David Steele-Figueredo sent a follow-up email to all students, which reiterated the information provided in the May 1, 2020 email.

May 13, 2020: The Business Office sent individual email notifications to each student who was awarded an Emergency Financial Aid Grant.  The email provided them with information about the CARES Act and let them know their awards were being sent in the form of a check to their mailing address on file.

CARE ACT METHODOLOGY & FUNDING STATEMENT

  • Woodbury University’s methodology and funding is based on the US Department of Education Federal Pell Grants matrix.
  • This matrix was used for student enrollment in Spring 2020, Summer 2020, Fall 2020, and Spring 2021.
  • Woodbury University will continue to use this matrix until all CARES Act HEERF funds are exhausted.

CARE ACT HEERF III FUNDING | AWARD AMOUNT

The grant funds awarded herein pursuant to section 2003 of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP) (Pub. L. 117-2) are governed by section 2003 of the ARP and section 314 of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA) (Pub. L. 116-260). Woodbury University received the following awards:

  • The total amount of funds Woodbury University has received under Section 84.425E Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act is $1,785,263.00.
  • The total amount of funds Woodbury University has received under Section 84.425F CARES Act: Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund. Funding Opportunity Number ED-GRANTS-042120-004 is for the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund-IHE/ Institution (84.425F) program is $1,785,261.00.
  • On Monday, August 30, 2021, Woodbury University disbursed partial funding of CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) III Supplemental Grant to 287 students for a total of $574,000. The distribution of Grant funds was for the amount of $2,000 to the 287 Woodbury students.
  • On Thursday, September 30, 2021, Woodbury University disbursed partial funding of CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) III Supplemental Grant to 276 students at $1,500 and 61 students at $2,000 for a total $505,500.
  • On Sunday, October 31, 2021, Woodbury University disbursed partial funding of CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) III Supplemental Grant to 823 students at $742, 14 students at $282, and 1 student at $293 for a total $610,666.

CARE ACT HEERF III SUPPLEMENTAL FUNDING | AWARD AMOUNT

The grant funds awarded herein pursuant to section 2003 of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP) (Pub. L. 117-2) are governed by section 2003 of the ARP and section 314 of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA) (Pub. L. 116-260).  Woodbury University received the following award:

  • Under 84.425L Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund-Minority Serving Institutions. The funding opportunity number is EDGRANTS-043020-003. CARES Act grant funding. Funding-HEERF-Minority Serving Institutions. Grant Award Notification was received on 08/06/2021. The total amount of funds Woodbury University has received is $232,186.

Resources for the Public

HEERF Frequently asked questions 

HEERF REPORTING Website

HEERF Quarterly Budget & Expenditure Public Posting

REporting g5 email blast (.PDF)

REporting g5 email blast (.DOCX)

First Quarter CARES Act HEERF Program Reporting as of Saturday, October 10, 2020

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Second Quarter CARES Act HEERF Program Reporting as of Sunday, January 10, 2021

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Third Quarter CARES Act HEERF Program Reporting as of Saturday, April 10, 2021

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Fourth Quarter CARES Act HEERF Program Reporting as of Saturday, July 10, 2021

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New requirements for HEERF Quarterly Reporting as of September 30, 2021, per the U.S. Department of Education

 Q3 2021 as of 10/08/2021.

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