CARES Act Reporting

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF II and HEERF III)
Report and Disclosure as of June 30, 2021
(Corrected report - July 16, 2021)

  1. On 1/28/2021, Donnelly College was awarded a total of $147,416 in CRRSAA HEERF II Student Aid funds from the U.S. Department of Education. On 5/17/2021, Donnelly was awarded an additional $568,694 in ARP HEERF III funds. By signing the certification and agreement for HEERF I Student Aid funds on May 5, 2020, and by drawing down HEERF II and HEERF III Student Aid funds subsequently awarded, Donnelly has agreed to use its entire allocation of Student Aid funds to provide emergency financial aid grants to students.  
  2. Donnelly’s combined Student Aid allocation from CRRSAA and ARP of HEERF II and III funds is $716,110. Including the HEERF I allocation of $147,416 (distributed to students and reported on 12/31/2020), Donnelly’s total HEERF Student Aid allocation is $863,526. 

  3. As of 6/30/2021, Donnelly had distributed its entire allocation of HEERF II Student Aid funds ($147,416), as well as $5,002 of HEERF III funds, for a combined total of HEERF II and III Student Aid funds expended this quarter of $152,418. 

  4. The estimated total number of students at Donnelly College eligible to receive emergency grants to students under the CRRSAA and ARP programs (HEERF II and III) is 225. An additional 46 students were awarded equivalent aid amounts funded by a private grant aiming to support non-Title IV-eligible students. At the time of our spring 2021 student aid distribution, Department of Education had not clarified that non-Title-IV-eligible students could receive HEERF funds.   

  5. The total number of unduplicated students who have received HEERF II and HEERF III Student Aid funds is 225.  

  6. To receive HEERF II Student Aid funds, Donnelly students were required to be enrolled as of 4/30/2021 and to be Title IV eligible. Donnelly prioritized students with exceptional need based on each student’s Expected Family Contribution (EFC) score on their 2020-21 FAFSA. Students with zero EFC received a higher award amount as indicated in the chart below. 

  7. Students were notified via their student email accounts that their checks were available for pickup. The email instructed them that the funds could be used for any expenses associated with their cost of attendance, including living expenses, as well as costs associated with the coronavirus pandemic. The email also noted that the grants were not taxable and did not need to be repaid. Checks were distributed to students beginning on 4/30/2021. Checks not picked up by 5/14/2021 were mailed to students’ mailing addresses on file. 

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Additional resources

Provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions:

The United Way of Wyandotte County has prepared a resource list for areas resources including health care, food pantries, employment services and agencies offering other assistance. 

You can always call 211 from any phone to reach United Way if you need additional information. Students, remember you can still make an appointment for a tele-health appointment with the Counseling Center via the Donnelly website.

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