The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) Fund Disclosure (HEERF II)
Bay Area Medical Academy (BAMA) is providing this information as required by the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF). BAMA will update this information no later than 10 days after the end of each calendar quarter (March 31*, June 30, September 30, December 31).
*Please note that because the reporting requirements were not made available by the U.S. Department of Education (ED) until May 2021, the first quarterly report deadline has been extended to July 10, 2021.
Bay Area Medical Academy acknowledges and confirms that as a recipient of CARES Act funding, the institution confirms its acceptance of the terms and conditions of HEERF II (CRRSAA) funding by beginning to draw down the funds.
BAMA is committed to awarding CRRSAA/ Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF) funding in accordance with guidance provided by ED.
2021 Quarter 1 (Q1) Report: None
2021 Quarter 2 (Q2) Report: (April 1-June 30, 2021)
- Awards to Students disbursed: $67,500
- Number of BAMA students funded through CRRSAA: 57
- The estimated total number of BAMA students eligible to participate: 109
2021 Quarter 3 (Q3) Report: (July 1-September 30, 2021)
- Awards to Students disbursed: $24,600
- Number of BAMA students funded through CRRSAA: 25
- The estimated total number of BAMA students eligible to participate: 92
2021 Quarter 4 (Q4) Report: (November 1-December 31, 2021)
- Awards to Students disbursed: $42,300
- Number of BAMA students funded through CRRSAA: 33
- The estimated total number of BAMA students eligible to participate: 93
2022 Quarter 1 (Q1) Report: (January 1-March 31, 2022)
- Awards to Students disbursed: $6,400
- Number of BAMA students funded through CRRSAA: 6
- The estimated total number of BAMA students eligible to participate: 115
Methodology and Grant Amounts
In order to adhere to the awarding guidance of CRRSAA, BAMA prioritized awarding students who were eligible for Title IV funding, and who were identified as having exceptional financial need. Students were required to apply for the fund by completing a COVID-19 Relief Application.
Awards were based on academic status, EFC, and employment status.
All currently enrolled Bay Area Medical Academy students enrolled in Title IV Programs as of August 1, 2020 (the date the HEERF I funds were completely disbursed), who were eligible to receive federal financial aid, were considered for emergency grants funded by HEERF II.
The main criteria for the grant were the completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Note that at BAMA, students not qualified for FAFSA were considered for HEERF III funds, which had expanded eligibility by the DOE as of May 11, 2021.
Whether a student qualified for these funds was based on current enrollment status, program, Expected Family Contribution (EFC) as reflected on their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as well as the student’s work status. Standard grant amount awards ranged from $700 to $1,500.
Emergency grants were given to students to be put towards any component of their cost of attendance and/or emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus, such as:
- Books and supplies needed for online course(s) completion
- Technology needs for online course delivery (Internet, data plan, etc.)
- Unexpected medical expenses (including mental health)
- Expenses related to moving, rent, or other housing needs
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Awards were made directly to students via check.
Emergency Relief Funds should not be taxable income for the student. Please refer to the following IRS guidance.