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Chippewa Valley Technical College recognizes the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on our communities and students. With the help of the United States Department of Education Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriation Act (CRRSAA), funds are available to support students in this challenging time.
CVTC received $1,382,732 from the Department of Education for the purpose of supporting students impacted by COVID-19; the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) is funded 100% by this federal award.
Students Who Applied
Total CRRSAA Spent
Degree-seeking students enrolled in at least one credit were eligible for Block Grants. These Block Grants were paid directly to students. Block Grants were split into four categories:
Non-credit, non-degree seeking, dual enrollment, or non-tuition paying students are eligible to apply for a portion of CRRSAA funding. Students in this population who have experienced a financial hardship due to COVID-19 can complete an application here. Students who received a Block Grant are not eligible to complete this application.
Undocumented, DACA, and international students are not eligible for CRRSAA, per the Department of Education. Eligibility was based on FAFSA and enrollment data at the time of disbursement.
How were students notified?
In early April 2021, eligible students received an email announcing the CRRSA Act. Eligibility was set by the Department of Education; criteria for determining the amount of funding given to each eligible student was established by the College. All students and employees were notified via the CVTC electronic newsletter, The Weekly.
CVTC recognizes the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on our communities and students. With the help of the United States Department of Education Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Stability (CARES) Act Grant, funds are available to support students affected in this challenging time. The CARES Act Grant is available to help Title IV eligible students offset expenses related to the disruption of college operations. CVTC received $1,382,732 from the Department of Education for the purpose of supporting students impacted by COVID-19; the CARES Act Grant is funded 100% by this federal award.*
Fall 2020 Eligible Students
Fall Receiving CARES
Total CARES Spent
Summer 2020 Eligible Students
Students Receiving CARES
Spring 2020 Eligible Students
Total Funds Spent: $1,382,732
The CARES Act grant funds have been exhausted.
*CVTC signed and returned to the U.S. Department of Education the Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the CARES Act on April 15, 2020. In this certification and agreement, the college assured that it will use no less than 50% of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.
How were students notified?
In early May 2020, actively enrolled Title IV eligible students received an email announcing the CARES Act Grant. Grant funds are available to offset costs incurred during CVTC's campus closure. Students and staff were also notified via the CVTC electronic newsletter, The Weekly. The request form for CARES includes the categories of food, course materials, and technology. Request forms are reviewed individually, and CARES Act Grant funds are paid directly to students.
In addition to funds received for student aid, CVTC received funds through the CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) to cover institutional costs associated with significant changes to the delivery of instruction due to the coronavirus. The U.S. Department of Education awarded CVTC an allocation of $1,382,731 as an institutional formula grant (Section (a)(1)), as well as an allocation of $138,508 through the Title III Strengthening Institutions Program (SIP) (Section (a)(2)) to address pandemic-related needs. As a condition of this funding, the college is required to publicly post reports of its expenditures throughout the grant period.
First Report (May 7 - Sept 30, 2020)
Second Report (Oct 1 - Dec 31, 2020)
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