Notice regarding the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Distribution (HEERF)

The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II (HEERF II) is authorized by the  Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021  (CRRSAA), Public Law 116-260, signed into law by President Donald J. Trump on  Dec. 27, 2020 . This Public Law awards certain colleges with grant funding that is  designed to help colleges and their students through the national pandemic.  

Within this grant the total amount awarded to Employment Solutions,  Inc./College for Technical Education is $483,506, with $137,785 is the student  portion and $345,721 is the institutional portion.  

Employment Solutions, Inc./College for Technical Education signed an  agreement/attestation at the beginning of the grant program that funds awarded  to the college and those for the students would be used in the appropriate  manner with the best guidelines possible through the Department of Education. 

Mandates of this additional grant require that funds are to be distributed to  students who receive Title IV Federal Financial Aid funding for their education. 

The student portion is being disbursed directly to students in up to three separate  periods to occur every three months until the student portion of the funds are  exhausted. The first of these disbursements will occur for students who complete  an application for the grant no later than February 28 and will be disbursed no  later than March 15, 2021. The funds will be distributed to students in the hopes  to help those who may have experienced a disruption to their education due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

It is understood that disruptions to education may have affected the student’s  ability to provide for expenses such as housing, food, technology, health care,  children, and course materials. In determining eligibility for an Emergency  Financial Aid Grant in HEERF II, the campus used one of the suggested methods by  the US Department of Education’s determination of Pell eligibility, which is  determined independently for each student when completing the FAFSA.

Because these grants are awarded based upon student need and the student’s  desire and dedication to successfully complete their education, they are being  distributed following recommendations by the Department of Education for  student eligibility. For Employment Solutions, Inc./College for Technical  Education, students must meet the following conditions for eligibility:  

  1. Must be a current student at time of disbursement; and 
  2. Will be awarded up to a maximum, and not in excess of $500 per  disbursement in equal distribution with other qualifying students at time of  disbursement; and 
  3. Have applied and are eligible for Title IV funding Pell Grants; and 4. Must meet appropriate Student Academic Progress (SAP) as confirmed by  the Student catalog and/or amendments distributed for extenuating  circumstances.  

These qualifications are subject to review and change prior to each disbursement  and all students should submit an application for the grant, when available.  Individual student circumstances may be reviewed and considered at the  discretion of the College. 

In addition to the funding for students, the College was awarded Institutional  funds which were to be used for the costs associated with the COVID-19  pandemic and the unexpected cost of operations that would not normally have  been encountered if it weren’t for the pandemic. 

UPDATE -03.04.21: Applications submitted are currently under review for  possible approvals. Students are not guaranteed approval upon application.  Incomplete applications and/or failure to fall within the requirements of the grant  will be denied. 

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