CARES Funding Report
We are pleased to announce that the Institute participated in the Higher Education Emergency Relief CARES funding from the Department of Education. These are limited funds available to eligible students in the form of a grant that does not need to be paid back. As a small, specialized school, the Institute has a very small share of the overall funds to distribute. In addition, the Institute has received funds for Institute Covid relief expenses.
Academic Year 21-22
The total amount of funds available to the Institute was $59,711, of which $29,885 was to provide emergency relief to students (P425E), and $29,886 (P425F) was for Institutional COVID related expenses. The Institute chose to provide all $59,711 to students. One hundred percent of these funds have been distributed on 10/15/2021.
All eligible students attending the Institute were sent guidelines for receipt of funds along with a Google form link to apply. Thirty-nine grants were awarded ranging from $1,000-$2,475 after the Scholarship Committee reviewed statements of need and supporting documentation.
Academic Year 20-21
The total amount of funds available to the Institute was $32,274, of which $9,457 was to provide emergency relief to students (P425E), and $22,817 was for Institutional COVID related expenses.
Student portion: All eligible students were sent guidelines for receipt of funds along with a Google from link to apply. Twenty-six grants were awarded ranging from $250-$571 after the Scholarship Committee reviewed statements of need and supporting documentation.
Institute portion: $22,817 was allocated to providing PPE, curriculum development for online coursework; sanitation supplies.
Academic Year 19-20
Total amount of funds available to the Institute was $18,913, of which $9,457 was to provide emergency relief to students (P425E) and $9.456 was for Institutional COVID relief expenses.
Student portion: Fifty-five students were eligible for the funds; 16 applied; 15 were chosen, 1 withdrew. The Scholarship Committee of the Institute reviewed the applicants and awarded an equal amount of $630.47 to the 15 eligible candidates.
Institute portion of $9ortion of $9,456 was spent on PPE and sanitation supplies.
We are pleased to have participated in this vital program that provided additional support to students in this stressful time. Thank you to all students and staff for your consideration and participation. Please contact Colleen O’Connell at [email protected] if you have any questions.