CARES Act (HEERF)


COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund Application 

Labette Community College signed and returned to the Department the Certification and Agreement and the assurance that the institution 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.

Labette Community College will receive a total of $812,240.  At least 50 percent will be disbursed to students totaling $406,120.

As of August 5, 2020, $302,500 has been disbursed to 319 Labette Community College students.
Labette Community College estimates to serve at least 410 students with the Emergency relief funds.
Methods used by Labette Community College to determine if a student is eligible to receive emergency relief funds.

Students must complete the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund Application (HEERF) posted on the labette.edu website.

Purpose: To provide emergency financial aid grants to students for expenses related to the disruptions of campus operations due to coronavirus (including eligible expenses such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care)

Eligible students: Eligible for Title IV Funds (Pell Grant, Subsidized Direct Loans, Unsubsidized Direct Loans, FSEOG, and FWS) Students must have a current Free Application for Federal Student Aid on file with Labette Community College (FAFSA).

Students must have Enrollment in the spring 2020 or summer 2020 semester to be eligible.

Student must be currently Degree and/ or Certificate seeking.

Students who were enrolled exclusively in an online program on March 13, 2020, the date of the President’s Proclamation, “Declaring a National Emergency Concerning the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak” are not eligible for emergency financial aid grants.

Frequency of Payments: One time payments will be made directly to the students that qualify. Payment will be made every two weeks.  Tentative dates:
            May 13, 2020
            May 27, 2020
            June 10, 2020
            June 24, 2020
            July 8, 2020
            July 22, 2020
            August 5, 2020

Funds will continue to be disbursed until all funds have been depleted.  Grants will be awarded on a first come first serve basis.  Labette Community College can make adjustments to this plan as seen needed to benefit students that have been impacted by the disruptions of campus operations do to coronavirus.

Application Priority Deadline: Extended to June 25, 2020 or until funds have been depleted.

How HEERF Grants will be calculated based on the following information:
The maximum amount HEERF Grant a student can receive is $1000.

Students Enrolled full time, based on EFC and a valid FAFSA will receive:
0-5576 EFC=$500
(Pell Eligible)

5577-16741 EFC =$400
(16741 is the max Pell budget for all students except less than ½ time enrollment status)

16742-999999 EFC=$300

Students Enrolled 3/4 time, based on EFC and a valid FAFSA will receive:
0-5576 EFC=$450
(Pell Eligible)

5577-16741 EFC =$350
(16741 is the max Pell budget for all students except less than ½ time enrollment status)

16742-999999 EFC=$250

Students Enrolled 1/2 time, based on EFC and a valid FAFSA will receive:
0-5576 EFC=$400
(Pell Eligible)

5577-16741 EFC =$300
(16741 is the max Pell budget for all students except less than ½ time enrollment status)

16742-999999 EFC=$200

Students Enrolled less than 1/2 time, based on EFC and a valid FAFSA will receive:
0-5576 EFC=$350
(Pell Eligible)

5577-16741 EFC =$250
(16741 is the max Pell budget for all students except less than ½ time enrollment status)

16742-999999 EFC=$150

Additional Funding Reasons:
            Child Care $300
            Course Materials $100
            Food $200
            Health Care $200
            Housing $500
            Technology $500
            Other $100

PR Contacts

Bethany Kendrick

Director of Public Relations
(620) 820-1280
bethanyk@labette.edu

Kimi Dowling

PR/Graphic Design Specialist
(620) 820-1240
kimberlyd@labette.edu