Cares Act

CARES Act

 

Franklin Technology Center (FTC) has completed, signed, and submitted the Department of Education Certification and Agreement and assures that FTC will use no less than 50% of the funds in accordance with Section 18004 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act providing the Higher Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) allocation, which will be used to make emergency grants to students.

FTC received $101,097.00 in emergency grant funds to students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus.  Eligible expenses include costs for food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care.

FTC will distribute to eligible students a total amount of $101,097.00 on June 4, 2020.  FTC has identified a total of 63 students are eligible to receive funds; with 63 students receiving an emergency financial aid grant. Based on the number of eligible students enrolled at FTC, 36 students received $1,604.71 with 27 students receiving $1,604.72.

Determination of eligible students:

  • Must be enrolled in a certificate program on March 13, 2020.
  • Must have a FAFSA on file.
  • Must not be in loan default or have grant or loan over-payment status.
  • Must be currently making satisfactory academic progress at FTC.
  • Must be eligible to receive Title IV federal aid (determined by FAFSA).
  • Must have expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19.

Students eligible for CARES Act funds received guidance, direction and instructions by letter mailed on June 4, 2020 along with their distribution check.  The letter contained the following information:

  • The Federal Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act provides a variety of financial support to individuals.  Franklin Technology Center received CARES Act funds to be distributed directly to our students that experienced financial challenges due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
  • Franklin Technology Center is pleased to notify you that you are receiving CARES Act funds.  These funds are provided to help you cover expenses related to food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care.  These funds are not part of your financial aid award.
  • Franklin Technology Center, following all guidance from the U.S. Department of Education, is distributing funds to you as a qualifying student.  To qualify, you must currently be eligible for federal Title IV financial aid and must meet enrollment requirements as of March 13, 2020.
  • The funds have been processed by Franklin Technology Center.  Please find a check for your CARES Act distribution.
  • Contact our office at (417) 680-0004 or loriclouse@joplinschools.org with any questions.  
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