HEERF EMERGENCY AID GRANT
To support our student’s success during this challenging time we are launching a special fund. As part of the (CARES) Corona virus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) provides colleges with emergency grants for their students. the HEERF focuses on supporting your educational and personal needs during this pandemic . The Mirrer Yeshiva will provide funds to cover possible areas in which students may have experienced a hardship because the school could no longer provide these services. You do not have to pay back funds you receive from HEERF.
Eligible expenses for emergency grant funds include:
- Medical Care
- Course Materials
- Food & Groceries
Eligibility to apply
Based on the Department of Education requirements applicants must be:
- eligible for Title IV financial aid
- current Mirrer Yeshiva students
- have experienced financial hardships caused by Covid-19
- registered for Selective Service
- a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
- a high school graduate or have a recognized equivalent
The Covid-19 funds are limited and not intended to provide ongoing relief. The purpose of the funding is to support you if you are experiencing a temporary financial hardship. Relief amounts will vary based on need and resources available. All requests will be treated with the highest level of sensitivity and privacy.
Certification and agreement
The Mirrer Yeshiva has signed and return to ED the certification and agreement and the assurance that Mirrer Yeshiva intends to use no less than 50% of the funds received under Section 18004 (a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide emergency aid grants to students.
Amounts to be received
Pursuant to the Certification and Agreement, Mirrer Yeshiva is eligible to receive up to $78,188.00 in HEERF . The Mirrer Yeshiva has received these funds on 5/22/2020 for distribution.
Amounts distributed to date
The Mirrer Yeshiva has begun distribution of its HEERF Student Share Grant Funds.
As of June 4th, 2020, the Mirrer Yeshiva has distributed $69,688.00 to students that have demonstrated eligibility.
As of July 28, 2020, the Mirrer Yeshiva has distributed $8,500.00 to students that have demonstrated eligibility.
As of the beginning of 2021 all students regardless if they were Title IV eligible can receive the HEERF grant.
Estimated number of eligible students
As of the spring 2020 academic term, Mirrer Yeshiva estimates that approximated 110 students enrolled in the academic program may be eligible for the HEERF Student Share Grant Funds.
Number of students who have received HEERF Student Share Grant Funds
As of the date of this submission, 80 students or 80% of current anticipated eligible students have received HEERF Student Share Grant Funds.
Method of determining which students would receive HEERF Student Share Grant Funds.
Dependent students on Financial Aid $ 520.00
Other Dependent students $ 350.00
Independent students on Financial Aid $ 1495.00
Other Independent students $ 500.00
The Mirrer Yeshiva has prioritized students with the greatest need, but at the same time has established a maximum funding threshold for each student to ensure that these funds are distributed as extensively as possible. The maximum award to be $3,500.00 but will depend on the actual number of students demonstrating eligibility.
Any funds remaining after the initial funding of all students, will be awarded to eligible students on a case by case basis taking into account individual student circumstance.
For the 3rd quarter of 2021 all Independent students were given a $1250 stipend
Cares Act Reporting
Students received the following instructions with their grants:
“As per the CARES Act, these grants are to be used for expenses that are related to the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19, including things like course materials and technology as well as food, housing, health care, and childcare.”
“If you do not wish to accept this grant, please notify the school immediately by calling 718-645-0536 or emailing to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please complete the box below and return it to the address below: Mirrer Yeshiva, 1791-5 Ocean Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11223”
“I, __________________________, declare that I am declining the CARES emergency grant awarded to me.