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Coronavirus Aid Relief & Economic Security Act (CARES Act) Information

The Baldwin Park Adult and Community Education (BPACE) program is reaching out to our students to inform them of the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund authorized by the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), which is intended for our students whose lives have been impacted by the coronavirus.
 
Under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, Baldwin Park Adult and Community Education (BPACE) received funds to provide emergency grants to students with unforeseen emergency expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19.  Eligible expenses included food, housing, course materials, technology, health care and childcare.
 
CARES Act - Eligibility Criteria
 
In order to qualify for the grant students must:
 
     •  Must have been enrolled for the Spring 2020 in one of our CTE eligible programs;
 
     •  Have completed/qualified for the 2019 - 2020 FAFSA Application;
 
     •  Not be enrolled in elementary or secondary school and have a high school diploma or its recognized       
          equivalent;
 
     •  Be maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP);
 
     •  Not owe an overpayment or refund on Title IV grants;
 
     •  Not be in default on a Title IV loan;
 
     •  Have repaid any Title IV loan overpayment amounts;
 
     •  Male students must be registered with Selective Service;
 
     •  Have a valid SSN, except for residents of the Federated States of Micronesia, Republic or the Marshall
        Islands, or the Republic of Palau; and
 
     •  Not have a federal or state conviction for drug possession or sale, with certain time limitations.
 
In accordance with the Department of Education guidelines, BPACE distributed CARES Act Emergency funding to eligible students by the following method:
 
BPACE determined which students received Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they received under Section 18004 (a)(1) of the CARES Act by using a prorated amount from $500.00 to $1,800.00 depending on their enrollment status in the Spring 2020 semester, having completed a 2019 - 2020 FAFSA, and having met the eligibility requirements under section 484 of the HEA.
 
     •  Full-Time Clock Hour Program:  $900.00 - $1,800.00
     •  Part-Time Clock Hour Program:  $500.00 - $725.00