Casper College Emergency CARES Act Federal Grant

As of March 12, 2021, Casper College has expended its allocation of CRRSAA funding for students. 

 The Casper College Emergency CARES Grant is provided by the U.S. Government to support students that have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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. In total, the CRRSAA authorizes $81.88 billion in support for education, in addition to the $30.75 billion former Secretary DeVos expeditiously provided last spring through the Coronavirus Aid, Recovery, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, Public Law 116-136.

CARES Act Reporting

Part 1: Acknowledgement

  • Casper College acknowledges that it has signed and returned to the Department the Certification and Agreement with the assurance that the institution has used, or intends to you, 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.

Part 2: Total Funding Amount

  • Casper College’s allocation amount totals $685,006.

Part 3: Total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants Distributed to Students

  • $685,000.00

Part 4: Estimated total number of students eligible to participate in programs under Section 484  in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 165 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act:

  • 1,423

Part 5: The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act:

  • 577

Part 6: The method(s) used by the institution to determine which students receive the Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act:

  • Casper College utilized a multi-phase approach to awarding funds. Phase one included an application submitted by students to award CARES Act funding. Each application allowed for the selection, by students, of allowable costs due to the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19. Upon receipt of the application, Casper College reviewed student Title IV eligibility and awarded eligible students. Award amounts were established as pre-determined dollar amounts and are awarded based on the student application. Phase two included a mass award to all Pell eligible students and then all other Title IV eligible students.

Part 7: Any instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants:

  • Students were notified of the application to complete for CARES funding via their student and personal email. Students were also sent text messages encouraging the submission of the application. Through communication to student email, students were notified of their application approval, denial, or request for additional information. The application for students provided information as to allowable costs covered by the CARES Act funding.

 

Institutional HEERF Funding
First Quarter

Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting under CARES Act Sections 18004(a)(1) Institutional Portion, 18004(a)(2), and 18004(a)(3), if applicable

  • Institution Name: Casper College
  • Date of Report: 10/20/2020
  • Covering Quarter Ending: 9/30/2020
  • Total Amount of Funds Awarded:
    • Section (a)(1) Institutional Portion: $685,006
    • Section (a)(2): $0
    • Section (a)(3): $0
CategoryAmount in (a)(1) institutional dollarsAmount in (a)(2) dollars, if applicableAmount in (a)(3) dollars, if applicableExplanatory notes
Providing additional emergency financial aid grants to students.$0$0$0
Providing reimbursements for tuition, housing, room and board, or other fee refunds.$0$0$0
Providing tuition discounts.{intentionally left blank}$0$0
Covering the cost of providing additional technology hardware to students, such as laptops or tablets, or covering the added cost of technology fees.$0$0$0
Providing or subsidizing the costs of high‐speed internet to students or faculty to transition to an online environment.$0$0$0
Subsidizing off‐campus housing costs due to dormitory closures or decisions to limit housing to one student per room; subsidizing housing costs to reduce housing density; paying for hotels or other off‐campus housing for students who need to be isolated; paying travel expenses for students who need to leave campus early due to coronavirus infections or campus interruptions.$0$0$0
Subsidizing food service to reduce density in eating facilities, to provide pre‐packaged meals, or to add hours to food service operations to accommodate social distancing.$0$0$0
Costs related to operating additional class sections to enable social distancing, such as those for hiring more instructors and increasing campus hours of operations.$0$0$0
Campus safety and operations.$0$0$0
Purchasing, leasing, or renting additional instructional equipment and supplies (such as laboratory equipment or computers) to reduce the number of students sharing equipment or supplies during a single class period and to provide time for disinfection between uses.$0$0$0
Replacing lost revenue due to reduced enrollment.{intentionally left blank}$0$0
Replacing lost revenue from non‐tuition sources (i.e., cancelled ancillary events; disruption of food service, dorms, childcare or other facilities; cancellation of use of campus venues by other organizations, lost parking revenue, etc.).{intentionally left blank}$0$0
Purchasing faculty and staff training in online instruction; or paying additional funds to staff who are providing training in addition to their regular job responsibilities.$0$0$0
Purchasing, leasing, or renting additional equipment or software to enable distance learning, or upgrading campus wi‐fi access or extending open networks to parking lots or public spaces, etc.$0$0$0
Other Uses of (a)(1) Institutional Portion funds.$0{intentionally left blank}{intentionally left blank}
Other Uses of (a)(2) or (a)(3) funds, if applicable.{intentionally left blank}$0$0
Quarterly Expenditures for each Program$0{intentionally left blank}
Total of Quarterly Expenditures$0.00 Casper College has received CARES funds through the state. Therefore Casper College has not had to use the institutional portion of (a)(1) as of 9/30/2020.
Second Quarter

Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting under CARES Act Sections 18004(a)(1) Institutional Portion, 18004(a)(2), and 18004(a)(3), if applicable

  • Institution Name: Casper College
  • Date of Report: 12/31/2020
  • Covering Quarter Ending: 12/31/2020
  • Total Amount of Funds Awarded:
    • Section (a)(1) Institutional Portion: $685,006
    • Section (a)(2): $0
    • Section (a)(3): $0
CategoryAmount in (a)(1) institutional dollarsAmount in (a)(2) dollars, if applicableAmount in (a)(3) dollars, if applicableExplanatory notes
Providing additional emergency financial aid grants to students.$0$0$0
Providing reimbursements for tuition, housing, room and board, or other fee refunds.$0$0$0
Providing tuition discounts.{intentionally left blank}$0$0
Covering the cost of providing additional technology hardware to students, such as laptops or tablets, or covering the added cost of technology fees.$0$0$0
Providing or subsidizing the costs of high‐speed internet to students or faculty to transition to an online environment.$0$0$0
Subsidizing off‐campus housing costs due to dormitory closures or decisions to limit housing to one student per room; subsidizing housing costs to reduce housing density; paying for hotels or other off‐campus housing for students who need to be isolated; paying travel expenses for students who need to leave campus early due to coronavirus infections or campus interruptions.$0$0$0
Subsidizing food service to reduce density in eating facilities, to provide pre‐packaged meals, or to add hours to food service operations to accommodate social distancing.$0$0$0
Costs related to operating additional class sections to enable social distancing, such as those for hiring more instructors and increasing campus hours of operations.$0$0$0
Campus safety and operations.$0$0$0
Purchasing, leasing, or renting additional instructional equipment and supplies (such as laboratory equipment or computers) to reduce the number of students sharing equipment or supplies during a single class period and to provide time for disinfection between uses.$0$0$0
Replacing lost revenue due to reduced enrollment.{intentionally left blank}$0$0
Replacing lost revenue from non‐tuition sources (i.e., cancelled ancillary events; disruption of food service, dorms, childcare or other facilities; cancellation of use of campus venues by other organizations, lost parking revenue, etc.).{intentionally left blank}$0$0
Purchasing faculty and staff training in online instruction; or paying additional funds to staff who are providing training in addition to their regular job responsibilities.$0$0$0
Purchasing, leasing, or renting additional equipment or software to enable distance learning, or upgrading campus wi‐fi access or extending open networks to parking lots or public spaces, etc.$0$0$0
Other Uses of (a)(1) Institutional Portion funds.$0{intentionally left blank}{intentionally left blank}
Other Uses of (a)(2) or (a)(3) funds, if applicable.{intentionally left blank}$0$0
Quarterly Expenditures for each Program$0{intentionally left blank}
Total of Quarterly Expenditures$0$0.00 Casper College has received CARES funds through the state. Therefore Casper College has not had to use the institutional portion of (a)(1) as of 12/31/2020.
Third Quarter

Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting under CARES Act Sections 18004(a)(1) Institutional Portion, 18004(a)(2), and 18004(a)(3), if applicable

  • Institution Name: Casper College
  • Date of Report: 3/31/2021
  • Covering Quarter Ending: 3/31/2021
  • Total Amount of Funds Awarded:
    • Section (a)(1) Institutional Portion: $2,913,330
    • Section (a)(2): $0
    • Section (a)(3): $0
CategoryAmount in (a)(1) institutional dollarsAmount in (a)(2) dollars, if applicableAmount in (a)(3) dollars, if applicableExplanatory notes
Providing additional emergency financial aid grants to students.$3,888$0$0Emergency financial aid to students
Providing reimbursements for tuition, housing, room and board, or other fee refunds.$0$0$0
Providing tuition discounts.{intentionally left blank}$0$0
Covering the cost of providing additional technology hardware to students, such as laptops or tablets, or covering the added cost of technology fees.$3,169$0$0Cost of technology fees
Providing or subsidizing the costs of high‐speed internet to students or faculty to transition to an online environment.$0$0$0
Subsidizing off‐campus housing costs due to dormitory closures or decisions to limit housing to one student per room; subsidizing housing costs to reduce housing density; paying for hotels or other off‐campus housing for students who need to be isolated; paying travel expenses for students who need to leave campus early due to coronavirus infections or campus interruptions.$0$0$0
Subsidizing food service to reduce density in eating facilities, to provide pre‐packaged meals, or to add hours to food service operations to accommodate social distancing.$0$0$0
Costs related to operating additional class sections to enable social distancing, such as those for hiring more instructors and increasing campus hours of operations.$0$0$0
Campus safety and operations.$10,341$0$0Additional cleaning and PPE
Purchasing, leasing, or renting additional instructional equipment and supplies (such as laboratory equipment or computers) to reduce the number of students sharing equipment or supplies during a single class period and to provide time for disinfection between uses.$0$0$0
Replacing lost revenue due to reduced enrollment.{intentionally left blank}$0$0
Replacing lost revenue from non‐tuition sources (i.e., cancelled ancillary events; disruption of food service, dorms, childcare or other facilities; cancellation of use of campus venues by other organizations, lost parking revenue, etc.).{intentionally left blank}$0$0
Purchasing faculty and staff training in online instruction; or paying additional funds to staff who are providing training in addition to their regular job responsibilities.$0$0$0
Purchasing, leasing, or renting additional equipment or software to enable distance learning, or upgrading campus wi‐fi access or extending open networks to parking lots or public spaces, etc.$0$0$0
Other Uses of (a)(1) Institutional Portion funds.$0{intentionally left blank}{intentionally left blank}
Other Uses of (a)(2) or (a)(3) funds, if applicable.{intentionally left blank}$0$0
Quarterly Expenditures for each Program$17,398{intentionally left blank}
Total of Quarterly Expenditures$17,398