Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF)

CARES Emergency Relief Grants

On April 15, 2020, Franklin College entered into an agreement with the U.S. Department of Education in an effort to provide assistance to students who have been adversely impacted by the recent COVID-19 pandemic as it relates to the disruption of campus operations as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Franklin College assures that no less than 50 percent of the funds received under the CARES Act will be used to provide Emergency Relief Grants to roughly 800 eligible students.  The Emergency Relief Grant funds – totaling $535,937 – were received from the U.S. Department of Education on April 30, 2020.

Distribution option:    Direct Payments (i.e. checks)

CARES Statistics

Calendar MonthTotal Number of
Emergency Relief
Grant Recipients
Total Amount of
Emergency Relief
Grant Funding
Distributed
As of May 31, 2020403$201,250
As of June 30, 2020419$207,350
As of July 31, 2020423$209,550
August 31, 2020424$210,300
September 21, 2020752$535,937

CARES Method Used to Determine Amount Allocated

Eligible Recipients
Expected Family Contribution (EFC)Amount Allocated
0-5576 (i.e. Pell Grant eligible)$750-1,300
5712-8500$500-1,000
8501-10,000$400-800
10,001-20,000$300-600
Greater than 20,000$200
Non-EFC related$200

 

CRRSA Emergency Relief Grants

On January 17, 2021, Franklin College received supplemental funding through the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) Act enacted by Congress this past December.  Franklin College assures that no less than $535,937 of these funds will be used to provide Emergency Relief Grants to eligible students who have been adversely impacted by the pandemic resulting in the need for assistance to cover related costs/expenses such as tuition/fees, food, housing, health care (including mental health care), and/or child care. The College has identified roughly 850 students who may qualify for assistance.  Per the CRRSA Act statute, distributions must be prioritized by demonstrated financial need.  To document a student’s demonstrated financial need, a FAFSA must be on file with the Office of Financial Aid.

Distribution options:  Direct Payment (check), Student Account Payment (distribution applied to the student’s account balance)

CRRSA Statistics

Calendar MonthTotal Number of
Emergency Relief
Grant Recipients

Total Amount of
Emergency Relief
Grant Funding
Distributed

As of February 28, 202150$34,500
As of March 31, 2021735$506,400
As of April 30, 2021758$522,050
As of May 31, 2021761$535,937

CRRSA Method Used to Determine Amount Allocated

Eligible Recipients
Expected Family Contribution (EFC)Amount Allocated
0-5711 (i.e. Pell Grant eligible)$1,000
5712-8500$750
8501-10,000$600
10,001-20,000$500
Greater than 20,000$400

 

ARP Emergency Relief Grants

On May 20, 2021, Franklin College received supplemental funding through the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act of 2021 signed into law in March 2021.  Franklin College assures that no less than $1,375,404 of these funds will be used to provide Emergency Relief Grants to eligible students who have been adversely impacted by the pandemic resulting in the need for assistance to cover Cost of Attendance (COA) related expenses such as tuition/fees, food, housing, health care (including mental health care), and/or child care. The college has identified roughly 900 students who may qualify for assistance. Per the ARP Act statute, distributions will be prioritized by demonstrated financial need.

Distribution options:  Direct Payment (check), Student Account Payment (distribution applied to the student’s account balance)

 

ARP Statistics

Calendar MonthTotal Number of
Emergency Relief
Grant Recipients

Total Amount of
Emergency Relief
Grant Funding
Distributed
As of May 31, 20211$400
As of June 30, 2021247$368,300
As of July 31, 2021250$381,300
As of August 31, 2021250$381,300
As of September 30, 2021250$381,300

ARP Method Used to Determine Amount Allocated

Eligible Recipients
Expected Family Contribution (EFC)Amount Allocated
0-5846 (i.e. Pell Grant eligible)$1,000
5847-8500$750
8501-10,000$500
10,001-20,000$400
Greater than 20,000$300
Non-EFC-related$200

 

HEERF Institutional Portion, Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting

CARES Institutional Portion, Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting

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CRRSA Institutional Portion, Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting

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ARP Institutional Portion, Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting

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