CARES Act Quarterly Report July – Sep 2020: Oct 1, 2020

Associated Beth Rivka Schools has signed and returned the Certification and Agreement and the assurance that the institution has used, or intends to use, no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

Associated Beth Rivka Schools will receive or has received a total of $142,412 from the Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.

Associated Beth Rivka Schools has disbursed $141,075 to 164 students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of September 30.

The estimated total number of students at the institution eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act and who were enrolled for the Spring 2020 semester is 165.

The method used by Associated Beth Rivka Schools to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive is based on the expenses for food, course material, equipment needed to participate in the educational program due to the disruption of campus operations, travel home expenses and health care related expenses which has been calculated at $725 for a dependent student living at home, $1,000 for a dependent student living out of town, and $1,200 for an independent student. 

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.