HEERF CARES Act Information
Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Formula Grants Authorized by Section 18004(a)(1) of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Reserve Funds Sections 18004(a)(1) and 18004(c) of the CARES Act, Pub. L. No. 116-136 (March 27, 2020).
Authorized the Secretary of Education (“Secretary”) to allocate an institutional and student portion of grant funds allowed Houston Barber School to use up to 50 percent of the funds received to cover any costs associated with significant changes to the delivery of instruction due to the coronavirus, so long as such costs do not include payment to contractors for the provision of pre-enrollment recruitment activities, including marketing and advertising; endowments; or capital outlays associated with facilities related to athletics, sectarian instruction, or religious worship (collectively referred to as “Recipient’s Institutional Costs”). Section 18004(c) also requires Houston Barber School to use no less than fifty percent of the funds received to provide emergency financial aid grants to students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus (including eligible expenses under a student’s cost of attendance such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and childcare).
Required Reporting Information
- Houston Barber School acknowledges that the institution signed and returned the Agreement to ED and the assurance the institution has used, or intends to use, 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.
- The total amount of emergency financial aid grants distributed to students under §18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act:
As of November 26, 2020 (30-day Report):
As of December 10, 2020 (45-Day Report):
As of December 31, 2020 (45-Day Report):
Note: Reporting of Student Aid Portion of award to September 30, 2020 is not applicable, as Houston Barber School was not approved for grant funding until October 10/26/2020.
Estimated total number of students at the institution eligible to participate in programs under §484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive emergency financial aid grants under §18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act:
Total number of students who have received an emergency financial aid grant under §18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act:
The method(s) used by the institution to determine which students receive emergency financial aid grants and how much they would receive under §18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act:
Each student will receive a grant amounting to $450.00. This amount was calculated by dividing the total grant amount received for the Student Aid Portion and dividing it equally by the number of students enrolled as of grant application date.
Any instructions, directions or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the emergency financial aid grants:
Upon receipt of grant payment, each student was provided a letter which indicated the purpose of the grant, its intended use and that the funds received is a grant and does not have to be repaid.
Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting
Reporting Period October 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020:
Note: Reporting of Institution Portion of award to September 30, 2020 is not applicable, as Houston Barber School was not approved for grant funding until October 10/26/2020.