CARES Act

CARES Act Emergency Financial Assistance Grants

January 10, 2021 Update: CARES Act Emergency Financial Assistance grants are no longer available.

If you are a student in need of emergency assistance, emergency grants are available through the Dreamkeepers Emergency Financial Assistance Grant program.

For additional emergency resources, including support for access to food and technology to continue your classes, please visit the Coronavirus resources page on matc.edu.

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) Updates

Student Aid Portion, Quarter Ending September 30, 2020 (Final Report)

Through the CARES Act, MATC received $4,252,687 for Student Emergency Financial Aid Grants. MATC also allocated an additional $626,313 from the College’s institutional portion of CARES Act funding to provide student emergency financial aid.

An estimated 10,260 Title IV eligible students were identified as eligible to receive assistance. MATC used the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and Department of Education Guidelines for Emergency Financial Aid Grants under the CARES Act to determine eligibility for Title IV and CARES Act funding.

To support students in continuing their education, MATC initially set a maximum grant of $500 to ensure all eligible students could receive grant funds. This maximum grant was increased to $1,000 on May 20, 2020 to better assist students with emergency needs related to COVID-19. MATC provided an additional $500 grant for eligible students who enrolled for Summer 2020, and a final $500 grant for those enrolled for Fall 2020, on a first-come, first-served basis, resulting in maximum grants per eligible student of up to $2,000. Eligible students new to MATC in Fall 2020 received $500. 100% of the assistance was provided by federal funds.

As of September 30, 2020, MATC has distributed the full $4,252,687 Student Emergency Financial Aid Grants allocated by the CARES Act to 5,356 students.

September 11, 2020 Update — Report (link)

Institutional Portion, Quarter Ending March 31, 2021 (Quarterly Report)

Through the CARES Act, MATC received $4,252,686 for institutional needs related to COVID-19. This amount is less than half of MATC’s total allocated CARES Act funding. For additional detail, please see quarterly reports below.

Quarter Ending March 31, 2021 — Report (PDF)

Quarter Ending December 31, 2020 — Report (PDF)

Quarter Ending September 30, 2020 — Report (PDF)

U.S. Department of Education Public Reporting Requirements