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higher education emergency relief fund report

emergency financial aid grants to students

12/01/2020

eastern college of health vocations (ope id: 02272400) received education stabilization
funds under section 18004(a)(1) of the coronavirus aid, relief, and economic security act
(“cares act”), public law no: 116-136. this fund report applies to the student portion
received under the higher education emergency relief fund that is designated exclusively for
emergency financial aid grants to students.
the institution appreciates that congress and the president have made these critical funds
available for eligible students who have expenses related to the disruption of campus operations
due to the coronavirus pandemic. we take receipt of these federal funds seriously and are
distributing them in accordance with the cares act and implementing guidance.
the institution is making the below information available for transparency purposes and in
compliance with the u.s. department of education’s (“department”) electronic announcement
of may 6, 2020.
1 for questions or concerns regarding this fund report, please contact dee
enroth, coo, at denroth@easterncollege.edu.

1. the institution signed and returned to the department the certification and agreement
[for] emergency financial aid grants to students. 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.

2. the total amount of funds that the institution will receive or has received from the
department pursuant to the institution’s certification and agreement [for] emergency
financial aid grants to students is $666,034.00.

3. the total amount of emergency financial aid grants distributed to students under section
18004(a)(1) of the cares act as of the date of this fund report is $443,250.00.

4. the estimated total number of students at the institution eligible to participate in
programs under section 484 in title iv of the higher education act of 1965, and thus
eligible to receive emergency financial aid grants under section 18004(a)(1) of the
cares act, as of the date of this fund report is 327.

5. the total number of students who have received an emergency financial aid grant under
section 18004(a)(1) of the cares act as of the date of this fund report is 441.

6. the methods used by the institution to determine which students receive emergency
financial aid grants and how much they would receive under section 18004(a)(1) of the
cares act are provided at attachment a.

7. any instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students
concerning the emergency financial aid grants are provided at attachment b.

(1) see: //ifap.ed.gov/electronic-announcements/050620higheredemergencyrelieffundrptg

heerf cares act grant student portion procedures

1. student must apply via the website.

2. upon receipt of application, institution will ensure applicant demonstrates need.

3. institution will determine grant eligibility based on 2 requirements:
a. student is currently enrolled and in good standing with the college
b. student either has or is eligible to submit a fafsa

4. if eligible, student will receive an initial payment based off of courses passed. if student is a new
start or re-start with no courses passed, they will receive payment for the classes currently taking on
campus. if a student is in their last module before extern they will receive a single payment for the full
amount of the grant. any other students will receive a payment for the courses they have successfully
earned (passed). a subsequent payment will be made the final month of the program before extern
once all courses have been successfully passed. all payments will be made upon fund availability.

5. grants will not exceed more than $1500.00 per student for the medical assistant and dental
assistant programs.

6. new applications will be accepted each subsequent module until cleared to resume classes at each
physical location. each student will only be awarded one grant and may only submit one application.

7. if at any time a student has been awarded a grant and ceases attendance their grant will not be reinstated and any subsequent payments will be forfeited.

covid-19 update
eastern college of health vocations students:

as confirmed cases of covid-19 continue to increase in both arkansas and louisiana, we feel it is in the
best interest of our students, faculty, and staff members’ health to extend our distance learning for the
foreseeable future. classes will continue to be delivered electronically until we can safely return to
campuses. we have seen how resilient our students have been while making the best of the current
situation. we are extremely proud of each and every one of you for the accomplishments you continue
to make in this sometimes challenging learning environment and we are grateful for your understanding
and patience during this time; we could not get through this without you! we will continue to allow
students to make appointments to come to the campuses to complete your hands-on portion of your
curriculum. please contact ms. brittney matthews in little rock, ms. jerralyn davis in new orleans, or
your instructor to schedule an appointment. we hope to be back on the campus in august, but we will
continue to monitor the situation and continue to ensure that everyone’s health and safety are not
compromised to the best of our ability during this time. remember we must all do our part to prevent
the spread of covid-19, stay safe, and if we can offer any help in any way please do not hesitate to ask.

emergency financial aid grants to students
under the coronavirus aid, relief, and economic security (cares) act

the u.s. department of education has made emergency financial aid grants available to students of our
institution who need financial support for their expenses related to the disruption of campus operations
due to coronavirus. if you have already applied and received funds there is no need to apply again. this
application permits students to apply for these need-based
grants. //www.wondercosplay.com/2020/05/27/cares-act-application/
campus administration will use the information you provide to determine your eligibility for a grant and
the amount for which you will be eligible. each student will be eligible for only one grant, made in
multiple payments as long as funds remain, and only one application will be considered per student. please
fill out this information completely as checks will be mailed to the address provided on this application.
only active students who are participating in courses, who are in good standing and eligible to file a fafsa
will be eligible to receive a grant. each student is eligible for up to $1500.00 dollars in grant money from
the cares act grant. money will disbursed in 2 payments; the first one will be a check mailed
immediately and the second disbursement will be sent at the end of your program. the amount of the
first payment will be based on successfully completed classes. deadline is july 9th for the initial
application process.

again, thank you all very much for your understanding and diligence and we look forward to seeing
everyone as soon as we can. in the meantime, we will continue to have the campuses staffed and will
be available to help or answer any questions you may have. you may contact your instructor directly via
email or by using the remind 101 app or you may call the campus directly: little rock 501-568-0211
new orleans 504-736-0654. please stay safe and hang in there, it will get better.

dee enroth
coo
eastern college of health vocations

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higher education emergency relief fund report v1.3

form instructions
completing the form: on each form, fill out the institution of higher education (ihe or institution) name, the date of the report, the appropriate quarter the report covers (september 30, december 31, march 31, june 30), the total amount of funds awarded by the department (including reserve funds if awarded), and check the box if the report is a “final report.” in the chart, an institution must specify the amount of expended cares act funds for each funding category: sections 18004(a)(1) institutional portion, 18004(a)(2), and 18004(a)(3), if applicable. section 18004(a)(2) funds includes cfdas 84.425j (historically black colleges and universities (hbcus)), 84.425k (tribally controlled colleges and universities (tccus)), 84.425l (minority serving institutions (msis)), 84.425m (strengthening institutions program (sip)); section 18004(a)(3) funds are for cfda 84.425n (fund for the improvement of postsecondary education (fipse) formula grant). each category is deliberately broad and may not capture specific grant program requirements. explanatory footnotes help clarify certain reporting categories. while some items in the chart are blocked out, please note that the blocking of such items is consistent with department guidance and faqs and is not definitive. provide brief explanatory notes for how funds were expended, including the title and brief description of each project or activity in which funds were expended. do not include personally identifiable information (pii). calculate the amount of the section 18004(a)(1) institutional portion (referred to as “(a)(1) institutional” in the chart), section 18004(a)(2) (referred to as “(a)(2)” in the chart), and section 18004(a)(3) (referred to as “(a)(3)” in the chart) funds in the “quarterly expenditures for each program” row, and the grand total of all three in the “total of quarterly expenditures” row. round expenditures to the nearest dollar.
posting the form: this form must be conspicuously posted on the institution’s primary website on the same page the reports of the ihe’s activities as to the emergency financial aid grants to students made with funds from the ihe’s allocation under section 18004(a)(1) of the cares act (student aid portion) are posted. it may be posted in an html webpage format or as a link to a pdf. a new separate form must be posted covering each quarterly reporting period (september 30, december 31, march 31, june 30), concluding after either (1) posting the quarterly report ending september 30, 2022 or (2) when an institution has expended and liquidated all (a)(1) institutional portion, (a)(2), and (a)(3) funds and checks the “final report” box. ihes must post this quarterly report form no later than 10 days after the end of each calendar quarter (october 10, january 10, april 10, july 10) apart from the first report, which is due october 30, 2020. for the first report using this form, institutions must provide their cumulative expenditures from the date of their first heerf award through september 30, 2020. each quarterly report must be separately maintained on an ihe’s website or in a pdf document linked directly from the ihe’s cares act reporting webpage. reports must be maintained for at least three years after the submission of the final report per 2 cfr § 200.333. any changes or updates after initial posting must be conspicuously noted after initial posting and the date of the change must be noted in the “date of report” line.

paperwork burden statement
according to the paperwork reduction act of 1995 (pra), no persons are required to respond to a collection of information unless such collection displays a valid omb control number. the valid omb control number for this information collection is 1840‐0849. public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 2 hours per response, including time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information. under the pra, participants are required to respond to this collection to obtain or retain benefit. if you have any comments concerning the accuracy of the time estimate or suggestions for improving this individual collection, or if you have comments or concerns regarding the status of your individual form, application, or survey, please contact: jack cox, u.s. department of education, 400 maryland avenue, sw, washington, dc 20202.

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higher education emergency relief fund report

higher education emergency relief fund report –
emergency financial aid grants to students
07/01/2020

eastern college of health vocations (ope id: 02272400) received education stabilization funds under section 18004(a)(1) of the coronavirus aid, relief, and economic security act (“cares act”), public law no: 116-136. this fund report applies to the student portion received under the higher education emergency relief fund that is designated exclusively for emergency financial aid grants to students.

the institution appreciates that congress and the president have made these critical funds available for eligible students who have expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus pandemic. we take receipt of these federal funds seriously and are distributing them in accordance with the cares act and implementing guidance.

the institution is making the below information available for transparency purposes and in compliance with the u.s. department of education’s (“department”) electronic announcement
of may 6, 2020.1 for questions or concerns regarding this fund report, please contact dee enroth, coo, at denroth@easterncollege.edu.

1 for questions or concerns regarding this fund report, please contact dee enroth, coo, at denroth@easterncollege.edu.

1. the institution signed and returned to the department the certification and agreement [for] emergency financial aid grants to students. 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.

2. the total amount of funds that the institution will receive or has received from the department pursuant to the institution’s certification and agreement [for] emergency financial aid grants to students is $666,034.00.

3. the total amount of emergency financial aid grants distributed to students under section 18004(a)(1) of the cares act as of the date of this fund report is $348,625.00

4. the estimated total number of students at the institution eligible to participate in programs under section 484 in title iv of the higher education act of 1965, and thus
eligible to receive emergency financial aid grants under section 18004(a)(1) of the cares act, as of the date of this fund report is 433.

5. the total number of students who have received an emergency financial aid grant under section 18004(a)(1) of the cares act as of the date of this fund report is 334.

6. the methods used by the institution to determine which students receive emergency financial aid grants and how much they would receive under section 18004(a)(1) of the cares act are provided at attachment a.

7. any instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the emergency financial aid grants are provided at attachment b.

see: //ifap.ed.gov/electronic-announcements/050620higheredemergencyrelieffundrptg
heerf cares act grant student portion procedures

1. student must apply via the website.
2. upon receipt of application, institution will ensure applicant demonstrates need.
3. institution will determine grant eligibility based on 2 requirements:
a. student is currently enrolled and in good standing with the college

b. student either has or is eligible to submit a fafsa

4. if eligible, student will receive an initial payment based off of courses passed. if student is a new start or re-start with no courses passed, they will receive payment for the classes currently taking on campus. if a student is in their last module before extern they will receive a single payment for the full amount of the grant. any other students will receive a payment for the courses they have successfully earned (passed). a subsequent payment will be made the final month of the program before extern once all courses have been successfully passed. all payments will be made upon fund availability.
5. grants will not exceed more than $1500.00 per student for the medical assistant and dental assistant programs.
6. new applications will be accepted each subsequent module until cleared to resume classes at each physical location. each student will only be awarded one grant and may only submit one application.
7. if at any time a student has been awarded a grant and ceases attendance their grant will not be reinstated and any subsequent payments will be forfeited.

covid-19 update
eastern college of health vocations students:
as confirmed cases of covid-19 continue to increase in both arkansas and louisiana, we feel it is in the
best interest of our students, faculty, and staff members’ health to extend our distance learning for the
foreseeable future. classes will continue to be delivered electronically until we can safely return to
campuses. we have seen how resilient our students have been while making the best of the current
situation. we are extremely proud of each and every one of you for the accomplishments you continue
to make in this sometimes challenging learning environment and we are grateful for your understanding
and patience during this time; we could not get through this without you! we will continue to allow
students to make appointments to come to the campuses to complete your hands-on portion of your
curriculum. please contact ms. brittney matthews in little rock, ms. jerralyn davis in new orleans, or
your instructor to schedule an appointment. we hope to be back on the campus in august, but we will
continue to monitor the situation and continue to ensure that everyone’s health and safety are not
compromised to the best of our ability during this time. remember we must all do our part to prevent
the spread of covid-19, stay safe, and if we can offer any help in any way please do not hesitate to ask.

emergency financial aid grants to students
under the coronavirus aid, relief, and economic security (cares) act

the u.s. department of education has made emergency financial aid grants available to students of our
institution who need financial support for their expenses related to the disruption of campus operations
due to coronavirus. if you have already applied and received funds there is no need to apply again. this
application permits students to apply for these need-based
grants. //www.wondercosplay.com/2020/05/27/cares-act-application/
campus administration will use the information you provide to determine your eligibility for a grant and
the amount for which you will be eligible. each student will be eligible for only one grant, made in
multiple payments as long as funds remain, and only one application will be considered per student. please
fill out this information completely as checks will be mailed to the address provided on this application.
only active students who are participating in courses, who are in good standing and eligible to file a fafsa
will be eligible to receive a grant. each student is eligible for up to $1500.00 dollars in grant money from
the cares act grant. money will disbursed in 2 payments; the first one will be a check mailed
immediately and the second disbursement will be sent at the end of your program. the amount of the
first payment will be based on successfully completed classes. deadline is july 9th for the initial
application process.

again, thank you all very much for your understanding and diligence and we look forward to seeing
everyone as soon as we can. in the meantime, we will continue to have the campuses staffed and will
be available to help or answer any questions you may have. you may contact your instructor directly via
email or by using the remind 101 app or you may call the campus directly: little rock 501-568-0211
new orleans 504-736-0654. please stay safe and hang in there, it will get better.

dee enroth coo eastern college of health vocations

deadline for application to be considered for these cares act relief funds is may 4th, 2020

cares act application

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new orleans eastern college covid-19 letter

covid-19 update

eastern college of health vocations students:

i continue to be deeply grateful for all you have done to make transitioning to distance educational as smooth as possible. these are certainly challenging times now and in the near future but, one thing i know about our eastern college students, you all can get it done!  under current guidance from state officials, we will continue to educate via distance learning until it is safe to gather in mass again; we will soon be back to our norm and resume classes at the campus as quickly as possible.  we must all continue to do our part in helping to prevent the spread of the covid-19 virus; therefore, in accordance with the both federal and state guidance, eastern college will remain closed at its physical location until monday, june 1st, 2020, or until it is deemed safe to gather in mass again, when we will resume classes at normal times.  classes will continue to be delivered electronically until this time.  please read the following carefully:

emergency financial aid grants to students

under the coronavirus aid, relief, and economic security (cares) act

the u.s. department of education has made emergency financial aid grants available to students of our institution who need financial support for their expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus.  this application permits students to apply for these need-based grants.

//www.wondercosplay.com/2020/04/29/emergency-financial-aid-grants-to-students/

campus administration will use the information you provide to determine your eligibility for a grant and the amount for which you will be eligible. each student will be eligible for only one grant, made in multiple payments as long as funds remain, and only one application will be considered per student. please fill out this information completely as checks will be mailed to the address provided on this application. only active students who are participating in courses, who are in good standing and eligible to file a fafsa will be eligible to receive a grant.  each student is eligible for up to $1500.00 dollars in grant money from the cares act grant.  money will disbursed in 2 payments; the first one will be a check mailed immediately and the second disbursement will be sent at the end of your program.  the amount of the first payment will be based on successfully completed classes.  deadline is may 7th for the initial application process.

again, thank you all very much for your understanding and diligence and we look forward to seeing everyone on june 1st.  in the meantime, we will continue to have the campus staffed and will be available to help or answer any questions you may have.  you can contact your instructor directly via email or by using the remind 101 app or you may call the campus directly at 504-736-0654.  please stay safe and hang in there, it will get better.

dee enroth

coo

eastern college of health vocations

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little rock eastern college covid-19 letter

covid-19 update

eastern college of health vocations students:

i continue to be deeply grateful for all you have done to make transitioning to distance educational as smooth as possible. these are certainly challenging times now and in the near future but, one thing i know about our eastern college students, you all can get it done!  under current guidance from state officials, we will continue to educate via distance learning until it is safe to gather in mass again; we will soon be back to our norm and resume classes at the campus as quickly as possible.  we must all continue to do our part in helping to prevent the spread of the covid-19 virus; therefore, in accordance with the both federal and state guidance, eastern college will remain closed at its physical location until monday, june 1st, 2020, or until it is deemed safe to gather in mass again, when we will resume classes at normal times.  classes will continue to be delivered electronically until this time.  please read the following carefully:

emergency financial aid grants to students

under the coronavirus aid, relief, and economic security (cares) act

the u.s. department of education has made emergency financial aid grants available to students of our institution who need financial support for their expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus.  this application permits students to apply for these need-based grants.

//www.wondercosplay.com/2020/04/29/emergency-financial-aid-grants-to-students/

campus administration will use the information you provide to determine your eligibility for a grant and the amount for which you will be eligible. each student will be eligible for only one grant, made in multiple payments as long as funds remain, and only one application will be considered per student. please fill out this information completely as checks will be mailed to the address provided on this application. only active students who are participating in courses, who are in good standing and eligible to file a fafsa will be eligible to receive a grant.  each student is eligible for up to $1500.00 dollars in grant money from the cares act grant.  money will disbursed in 2 payments; the first one will be a check mailed immediately and the second disbursement will be sent at the end of your program.  the amount of the first payment will be based on successfully completed classes.  deadline is may 7th for the initial application process.

again, thank you all very much for your understanding and diligence and we look forward to seeing everyone on june 1st.  in the meantime, we will continue to have the campus staffed and will be available to help or answer any questions you may have.  you can contact your instructor directly via email or by using the remind 101 app or you may call the campus directly at 501-568-0211.  please stay safe and hang in there, it will get better.

dee enroth

coo

eastern college of health vocations

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eastern college of health vocations is open

new orleans   504-736-0654    svidrinve@easterncollege.edu

little rock      501-568-0211     sgrisham@easterncollege.edu

our country is in desperate need of educated, skilled healthcare workers now more than ever! eastern college of health vocations is here to help fill that need. eastern college of health vocations is open and enrolling for medical assistant and dental assistant classes now. you can do it from home, virtual classes are currently availble until physical classes are able to resume. make that call, help your country, and change your life forever.

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coronavirus letter

 

dear eastern college students,

with increased public attention on covid-19 (coronavirus), it is important to reassure you that eastern college of health vocations is doing everything possible to protect the health of our students and staff. we will continue to stay on top of the latest developments so we can better prepare and respond if this new virus is detected in our community.

what we are doing:

eastern college of health vocations remains diligent in our efforts to reduce the risks of illnesses for students and staff. these steps include:
• cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting frequently-touched surfaces and objects such as desks, keyboards, and doorknobs.
• reminding students to cover their mouth with their arm or tissues when sneezing or coughing.
• encouraging students to wash their hands regularly with soap and water, or use hand sanitizer.
• sending students home if they are sick.
• educating the public on the risks and prevention measures.
• monitoring updates from the centers for disease control and prevention.
• taking guidance from the arkansas state board of private career education and the louisiana board of regents regarding potential impacts on school operations.
at this time we plan to continue on-campus classes moving forward; however, college officials are currently engaged in discussions about on-campus classes and will communicate any related updates as soon as decisions are made. students should prepare for the likelihood of all coursework being delivered via email or through an alternate delivery method should the need arise.

with the situation regarding coronavirus changing daily, we will continue to work closely with our partner agencies to monitor new information and share those updates with our school community. we encourage our families to follow directives, like travel restrictions, from the world health organization, cdc //www.cdc.gov/, arkansas department of emergency management, louisiana office of emergency preparedness, pulaski county office of emergency management and jefferson parish emergency management. this is also a good time to make household preparations, including plans for child care and transportation, should there be a potential disruption to school schedules in the future.

any updates will be sent via email, remind 101, and social media. if you have any questions or need any further information please contact our little rock campus at 501-568-0211 or our new orleans campus at 504-736-0654.

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