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CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Reporting

CARES Act Institutional Portion Reporting

Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Report as of 10/30/2020

CARES Act Student Portion Reporting

As required under Section 18004(e) of the CARES Act, Pub. L. No. 116-136, 134 Stat. 281 (March 27, 2020), the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is required to make available the following information regarding the Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students within 30 days after the date when the institution received its allocation and updated every 45 days thereafter.

Below is the initial 30-day report as of May 20, 2020. Subsequent reports follow below. 

  1. An acknowledgement that the institution 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. On April 10, 2020, the Chancellor signed the Certification and Agreement and the document was submitted to the US Department of Education.
  2. The total amount of funds that the institution will receive or has received from the Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students. On April 21, 2020, UW-Whitewater received its funding for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.  The total amount received was $4,084,887.00.
  3. The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of the date of submission (i.e., as of the 30-day Report and every 45 days thereafter). The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students distributed as of 30 days of the receipt of funds is $1,617,603.00.
  4. The estimated total number of students at the institution 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 to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act. The estimated total number of students eligible to participate in Title IV programs and thus eligible to receive an Emergency Financial Aid Grant is 7,860.
  5. The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act. The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant as of 30 days of the receipt of funds is 1,686.
  6. The method(s) used by the institution to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act. To apply for an Emergency Financial Aid Grant, students complete an application which is reviewed by the Financial Aid Office.
  7. Any instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants. Grant eligibility requirements, eligible expenses a student may have incurred as a result of the COVID-19 disruption, application instructions, award notification and disbursement information, an FAQ, and the application all are provided online at: Federal Emergency Relief Grant

Below is the subsequent 45-day report as of July 3, 2020. 

  1. An acknowledgement that the institution 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. On April 10, 2020, the Chancellor signed the Certification and Agreement and the document was submitted to the US Department of Education.
  2. The total amount of funds that the institution will receive or has received from the Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students. On April 21, 2020, UW-Whitewater received its funding for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.  The total amount received was $4,084,887.00.
  3. The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of the date of submission (i.e., as of the 30-day Report and every 45 days thereafter). The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students distributed as of 75 days of the receipt of funds is $2,380,254.00.
  4. The estimated total number of students at the institution 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 to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act. The estimated total number of students eligible to participate in Title IV programs and thus eligible to receive an Emergency Financial Aid Grant is 7,860.
  5. The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act. The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant as of 75 days of the receipt of funds is 2,427.
  6. The method(s) used by the institution to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act. To apply for an Emergency Financial Aid Grant, students complete an application which is reviewed by the Financial Aid Office.
  7. Any instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants. Grant eligibility requirements, eligible expenses a student may have incurred as a result of the COVID-19 disruption, application instructions, award notification and disbursement information, an FAQ, and the application all are provided online at: Federal Emergency Relief Grant

Below is the subsequent 45-day report as of August 17, 2020. This is the final report as all CARES Act Student Portion funds were exhausted as of the date of this report.

  1. An acknowledgement that the institution 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. On April 10, 2020, the Chancellor signed the Certification and Agreement and the document was submitted to the US Department of Education.
  2. The total amount of funds that the institution will receive or has received from the Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students. On April 21, 2020, UW-Whitewater received its funding for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.  The total amount received was $4,084,887.00.
  3. The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of the date of submission (i.e., as of the 30-day Report and every 45 days thereafter). The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students distributed as of 120 days of the receipt of funds is $4,084,887.00.
  4. The estimated total number of students at the institution 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 to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act. The estimated total number of students eligible to participate in Title IV programs and thus eligible to receive an Emergency Financial Aid Grant is 7,860.
  5. The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act. The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant as of 120 days of the receipt of funds is 5,716.
  6. The method(s) used by the institution to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act. To apply for an Emergency Financial Aid Grant, students complete an application which is reviewed by the Financial Aid Office. The week of July 13, 2020 in an effort to expedite getting assistance to students, $500 awards were made to eligible (as defined on the application) students who had not yet received CARES Act emergency relief grant funds. The standard amount of $500 allowed for a significant number of eligible students to receive funding while providing a consistent dollar amount for these recipients. The $500 amount was based on average requests related to technology and additional course materials from applications. Otherwise, the application was used.
  7. Any instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants. Grant eligibility requirements, eligible expenses a student may have incurred as a result of the COVID-19 disruption, application instructions, award notification and disbursement information, an FAQ, and the application all are provided online at: Federal Emergency Relief Grant

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