Los Angeles Trade-Technical College signed the Department of Education Certification and Agreement for receipt of CARES Act funding and was allocated $5,124,229.00 of which $2,562,115.00 was designated for distribution to students in direct aid. Direct aid is intended for students whose lives were adversely impacted by the coronavirus and must be used for expenses such as food, housing, course materials, technology, healthcare, and childcare.
The college prioritized students with identified financial need for CARES Act funding and established the following criteria for receipt of an award:
a. Enrolled in the spring 2020 semester
b. Eligible for California Promise Grant
c. Not enrolled exclusively in online courses
5671 students met these criteria and were provided with a $452 award and 611 students were provided with a $300 award, amounting to a total distribution of $2,745,092.00. Students were notified of their award via email and funds were distributed to them through their Bank Mobile accounts.
The remaining $2,379,137.00 in CARES funds were utilized as follows:
- Supplies & Materials - $107,218.08
- Student Grants - $80,700.00
Unclaimed HEERF1 funds were redistributed to students who met the qualifications below:
- Title IV eligible (Pell eligible students prioritized)
- Enrolled for Spring '21 term
HEERF1 Spring '21 disbursement breakdown
454 student grants @ $365 from the student portion = $165,710
2785 student grants @ $365 from the institutional portion = $1,016,525