CARES ACT: KCC COMPLIANCE STATEMENT
This statement provides information to comply with reporting requirements for Kansas Christian College’s (KCC) participation in the CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund.
On April 9, 2020, in a letter from Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, KCC learned that the university would receive an allocation from the HEERF program of $117,258 of which no less than $58,629 must be distributed to eligible students in the form of emergency grants related to disruption of instruction due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
On April 27, 2020, KCC submitted the required grant documents for the first part of the HEERF funds for student emergency grants. KCC submitted the required certification document at that time.
On May 4, 2020, KCC received notice that the HEERF emergency student funds grant of $58,629 was approved and ready for drawdown in the G5 system.
On May 8, 2020, KCC President Chad Pollard issued a notice to all students concerning the availability of the emergency grants and the eligibility requirements.
On May 8, 2020, KCC applied $57,000 of the expected institutional grant portion as refunds/credits to student accounts relating to the shutdown of the residence hall due to COVID-19.
On May 11, 2020, KCC disbursed 73 grants totaling $58,629 to eligible students. Eligible students were current students enrolled in the traditional program who completed or were eligible to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2019-2020 academic year. This list was provided by the Financial Aid office. The amount of individual grants was awarded according to Pell vs. non-Pell eligibility on a 60/40 percent split respectively. The amount provided to Pell eligible students was $866.44, and the amount provided to non-Pell eligible students was $577.62. The total amount awarded is exactly the 50% minimum required for the HEERF grants.
On May 13, 2020, KCC submitted the required grant documents for the second part of the HEERF funds for institutional grants. KCC submitted the required certification document at that time.
On May 13, 2020, KCC submitted the required grant documents in application for funding through FIPSE under the CARES Act.
On May 18, 2020, KCC received notice that the HEERF institutional grant portion of $58,629 was approved and available for drawdown.
On June 18, 2020, KCC applied the balance of the institutional grant portion to expenses relating to the COVID-19 shutdown and other related expenses. This brings the total distribution of HEERF funds under the CARES Act to $117,258.