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CARES Report

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act is a package of over $2 trillion intended to provide relief from the public health and economic impacts of COVID-19. The act contained provisions specifically intended to provide relief for higher education institutions and their students.

Please see below for CARES Act report. If you have any questions, please contact the Chabot Financial Aid Office by emailing cc-finaid@chabotcollege.edu from your secure ZoneMail email account or finding find us working remotely here.

Revised: 7/30/2020

 Chabot acknowledges signing and returning the Certification and Agreement and has used or intends to use at least 50% of funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

 $2,078,420
 As of June 1, 2020 = estimated 6,855 students

(13,303 applicants)

2020-06-03 = $1,409,500 and 2,819
2020-06-15 = $1,842,000 and 3,684
2020-07-31 = $1,842,000 and 3,684
2020-09-15 = $1,842,000 and 3,684
2020-10-30 = $1,842,000 and 3,684
2020-12-15 = $1,842,000 and 3,684
2021-01-29 = $1,842,000 and 3,684
2021-03-15 = $1,842,000 and 3,684
2021-04-30 = $1,842,000 and 3,684
2021-05-28 = $2,081,286,and 4,172 
2021-06-15 = 

2020-06-03 = $1,409,500 and 2,819
2020-06-15 = $1,842,000 and 3,684
2020-07-31 = $1,842,000 and 3,684
2020-09-15 = $1,842,000 and 3,684
2020-10-30 = $1,842,000 and 3,684
2020-12-15 = $1,842,000 and 3,684
2021-01-29 = $1,842,000 and 3,684
2021-03-15 = $1,842,000 and 3,684
2021-04-30 = $1,842,000 and 3,684
2021-05-28 = $2,081,286,and 4,172 
2021-06-15 = 

 We understand that the coronavirus has negatively impacted the health and wellness of Chabot students and their families, as well as the local economy.  We are very aware that the COVID-19 impact has exacerbated pre-existing systemic inequalities and has affected Chabot’s marginalized communities more deeply perhaps than others.

We will distribute funds in such a way that it empowers students to use them for their greatest priorities, such as food, housing, health care, child care, learning materials, as well as any additional expenses related to the disruption to campus operations due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Chabot used a comprehensive method for determining which students would be eligible to receive CARES Emergency Aid Grants by reviewing the files of all students at the College enrolled as of March 16, 2020. The College’s goal was to award funds to as many students as possible and determined an even distribution to eligible students as the best plan of action.

The selection method used to determine which students would receive a $500 CARES Emergency Grant is based upon CARES Act legislation language and intent, as well as CA guidance to provide emergency assistance to our most disadvantaged students, prioritizing those whose family income is in the low- to low-middle income categories.   

Chabot identified eligible students using school records from the 2019-20 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine which students had greatest need and enrollment. 

All students who

  • have filed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), with valid Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) of 25,000 or less, and/or has unmet need, to consider students of low to middle income levels;
  • are a U.S. citizen or national, permanent resident, or other eligible noncitizen;
  • were enrolled at least half time (6 units) in Spring 2020 at the time that the District suspended on-site classes, and moved to online/remote instruction and services;
  • have been determined by Chabot College to meet eligibility criteria outlined by the CARES Act legislation;
  • have not received an emergency grant from the Friends of Chabot Foundation;

Students were not considered for the CARES Emergency Aid Grant if they: 

  • are undocumented or international;
  • had not filed a FAFSA for the 2019-20 academic year;
  • have invalid FAFSA due to missing signatures, or missing critical responses;
  • filed a FAFSA but had an EFC of greater than 25,000;
  • have received an emergency grant from the Friends of Chabot Foundation;
  • are high school students enrolled concurrently in college classes;

A further determination was made to make a base award of $500 to provide some assistance to as many Chabot students as possible, and be consistent with awards disbursed from the Friends of Chabot Foundation.

To still be considered for CARES Emergency grant, here are a couple of things you can do:

  • Set up your BankMobile account and/or select your refund preference. This will be the fastest way to receive your funds.

Unusual Circumstances
Chabot recognizes that many families’ income may have changed because of the pandemic.  Please let the Financial Aid Office know about any change in income. 

Did not complete 2019-20 FAFSA?
Any student who did not already file a 2019-20 FAFSA has until 6/30/20 to submit, for consideration of the CARES Act Emergency Grant along with other forms of State or Federal aid, including the enrollment fee waiver for Sum19, Fall19 or Spr20 terms.

 It is the plan of the College that the bulk of CARES Act Funds for Students will be disbursed by July 1, 2020

A CARES Act Funding FAQ was sent via email to students and is also posted here. Here is the actual email that was sent to students.