CARES Act: Higher education emergency relief fund overview and data

In response to the national state of emergency declared on March 13, 2020, on March 27, 2020, the president signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act, in order to address urgent financial needs created by the coronavirus pandemic.

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay has directly received funds from three CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund programs: 1) Student Aid ($1,752,466) received on April 23, 2020; Institutional Funds ($1,752,465) received on May 06, 2020; and Strengthening Institutions Program (SIP) Funds ($172,633) received on May 29, 2020. Data regarding funds received and spent is below.

CARES Act Institutional Funding Summary

 (Award # P425F201365; application submitted April 23, 2020, funds awarded May 06, 2020)

  • Amount of funds received: $1,752,465
  • Amount of funds expended/obligated as of July 10, 2020:
    • Expended: $89,925
    • Obligated: $342,805
  • Activities/Items covered:
    • Expended: $88,008 on software/technology ; $1,917 on PPE and safety supplies
    • Obligated: $290,216 on software/technology ; $52,589 on PPE and safety supplies
    • Number of jobs created: not applicable
  • Number of subcontracts/subgrants: none

(Recipient State Director: SuAnn Detampel (920) 465-2302; detampes@uwgb.edu)

(Education Program Contact: Ashley Y Hillary (202) 453-7880; ashley.hillary@ed.gov)

CARES Act Strengthening Institutions Programs (SIP) Funding Summary

(Award # P425M200148; application submitted May 04, 2020, funds awarded May 29, 2020)

  • Amount of funds received: $172,663
  • Amount of funds expended/obligated as of July 10, 2020:
    • Expended: $0
    • Obligated: $0
  • Activities/Items covered:
    • currently not applicable
    • Number of jobs created: not applicable
  • Number of subcontracts/subgrants: none

(Recipient State Director:  SuAnn Detampel (920) 465-2302; detampes@uwgb.edu)

(Education Program Contact:  Don H Crews (202) 502-7574; don.crews@ed.gov)

Student Aid CARES Act Funding Summary

(Award # P425E200542; application submitted April 13, 2020, funds awarded April 23, 2020)

  • Amount of funds received: $1,752,466
  • Amount of funds expended/obligated as of July 10, 2020:
    • Expended: $829,239
    • Obligated: $10,975
  • Activities/Items covered (Emergency Grants to Students):
    • 1,105 applications received
    • 753 applications approved
    • 679 individual students receiving funds
    • $840,214 awarded
    • Number of jobs created: not applicable
  • Number of subcontracts/subgrants: none

(Recipient State Director:  Jennifer Jones (920) 465-2165; jonesj@uwgb.edu)

(Education Program Contact:  Megan C Singleton (202) 453-7265; megan.singleton@ed.gov)

Video: Students, more emergency funding is available for those experiencing extreme financial difficulty as a result of COVID-19

Hi. My name is Jennifer Jones. I’m the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Services at UW-Green Bay. Today I’m here to tell you about a new resource for students who are struggling due to COVID-19 and the disruption of campus this spring. The federal government, though the CARES Act, gave the University $1.75 million to distribute to students who have financial need. There is a web form for that, as you can imagine.

What you need to do is just go to our website, uwgb.edu, search for “Phoenix Cares” If you searched for that website you will run into a button on the left hand side that is ”financial resources.” Under financial resources you will find a web form where you can fill out who you are, what your financial need is, upload some documents, hit submit. If you do that you’re going to be considered for all the funding that we have available to meet students’ needs today.

There’s CARES Act funding and there’s also institutional funding that we can supplement if you are not eligible for the CARES Act funding. So check the eligibility criteria, but don’t hesitate. Fill out the form and we will review that as fast as we can. We will get a response within five days and we will try and find as much opportunity for you as possible to meet your need, so don’t hesitate. Do that today. It’s important that you do it soon.

There’s limited funding and I want to make sure that you get what you need to continue towards your goals and your success. You have a whole team of people here ready to support you and now we have some more tools to be able to do that.

If you have any questions you can always email emergencygrant@uwgb.edu or as always our Green Bay One-Stop-Shop is available for you. Email gboss@uwgb.edu or call 920-465-2111. GBoss is there to meet any need you have, answer questions and route you to the right people to get your questions answered. Please don’t hesitate to reach out. Everyone across this University is here to see you achieve your success and I hope that we hear from you soon.

Take care and go Phoenix!