Casper College Emergency CARES Act Federal Grant

The CARES Grant application is closed for the Fall 2021 semester. Should more funds become available, this page will be updated and students will be notified via email. 

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.

At this time Casper College has fully expended rounds one and two of funding (HEERF and CRRSSA).

CARES Act Reporting, Round 1, HEERF
CARES Act Reporting, Round 1, HEERF

Final/only quarterly positing that covers all remaining HEERF 1 expenditures

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

  • $685,006.00

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.

 

CARES Act Reporting, Round 2, CRRSSA

Final and only quarterly report

Part 1: Acknowledgement

  • Casper College acknowledges that it has signed and returned the Certification and Agreement form & the assurance that the institution has used, or intends to use, no less than the required amount of funds received to provide HEERF grants to students.

Part 2: Total Amount of Funds Received:

  • $685,006

Part 3: Total amount of HEERF (CRRSAA round 2) grants distribute to students:

  • $685,006 of student funds and $27,888 of institutional funds

Part 4: Total number of students who have received a HEERF (CRRSAA round 2) grant:

  • 562 received student funds and 24 received institutional funds

Part 5: The method(s) used by the institution to determine which students receive HEERF (CRRSAA) grants and how much they would receive:

  • Casper College utilized an application to award grant funds. Each application was reviewed for eligibility based on being Pell grant eligible (and otherwise showing exceptional need), non-Pell grant eligible, and other. Students that were Pell grant eligible received the top amount of $1500; non-Pell grant eligible received $1000 and other received $800.

Part 6: Any instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the HEERF (CRRSAA) grants:

Students were notified of their ability to apply via their college email account. Students were also notified of their application approval or denial. The application itself provided information to students regarding the allowable costs covered by this grant funding.

CARES Act Reporting, Round 3, CARP

Quarterly Report ending September 30, 2021

  • Part 1: Acknowledgement
    • Casper College acknowledges that it has signed and returned to the Department the Certification and Agreement and the assurance that the institution has used the applicable amount of funds designated under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.

    Part 2: Total Amount of Funds Received for Students under ARP:

    • $2,594,701

    Part 3: Total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under ARP as of the date of submission:

    • $2,216,300

    Part 4: The estimated total number of students at the institution that are eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under ARP:

    • 938

    Part 5: The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under ARP:

    • 869

    Part 6: The method(s) used by the institution to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under the ARP program:

    • Casper College utilized an application to award grant funds to indicate need. Each application was reviewed for eligibility based on a four-tier system to determine greatest need: being Pell grant eligible, indicating need on the application, FAFSA on file, and other. Tier 1 students were eligible to receive the top amount of $2800; Tier 2 students were eligible to receive $2600; Tier 3 students were eligible to receive $2400; and Tier 4 students were eligible to receive $2200. Students had to be degree-seeking at Casper College during the semester in which funds were awarded.

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

    • Students were notified of their ability to apply via their college email account. Students were also notified of their application approval or denial. The application itself provided information to students regarding the allowable costs covered by this grant funding.
Institutional HEERF Funding
Quarter ending Sept. 30, 2020

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.
Quarter ending Dec. 30, 2020

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.
Quarter ending March 31, 2021

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
Quarter ending June 30, 2021

Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting for HEERF I, II, and III (a)(1) Institutional Portion, (a)(2), and (a)(3), if applicable

  • Institution Name: Casper College
  • Date of Report: 7/08/2021
  • Covering Quarter Ending: 6/30/2021
  • PR/Award Number(s): P425F – 201817
  • Total Amount of Funds Awarded:
    • Section (a)(1) Institutional Portion: $5,381,762
    • 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.$24,000$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.$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.$16,584$0$0Meals for teams that had to practice during spring and winter break because of cancelled practices due to Covid.
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.$786,458$0$0PPE; Dorm/classroom furniture/mattresses that can be sanitized
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 from academic sources.{intentionally left blank}$0$0
Replacing lost revenue from auxiliary services 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.).$469,426$0$0Lost revenues for facilities, gate receipts, concessions, food service cash sales, special events, and community ed.
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.$442,204$0$0Computer accessories/equipment to aid in distance learning.
Other Uses of (a)(1) Institutional Portion funds.$569,014{intentionally left blank}{intentionally left blank}Entry access control & Mongoose integration
Other Uses of (a)(2) or (a)(3) funds, if applicable.{intentionally left blank}$0$0
Quarterly Expenditures for each Program$2,307,576{intentionally left blank}
Total of Quarterly Expenditures$2,307,576