CARES Act Information, FAQs, and Disclosures

CARES Act

Through the CARES Act, Clovis Community College received $1,435,492 specifically to provide to our students to assist them in covering expenses incurred due to the disruption of college operations due to the National Emergency caused by COVID-19 virus. Clovis Community College was involved in a lawsuit along with the California Community College’s Chancellors office against the U.S. Department of Education in order to be able to offer these funds to you.

This funding is intended to ease the financial impact due to unexpected expenses caused by this crisis. We hope it does and allows students impacted to continue toward successful progress in their courses and completion of their educational objectives at Clovis Community College.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who will receive CARES Act funds?

The purpose of the lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Education was to offer this emergency financial assistance to those not originally considered eligible based on the guidance received. The result is that we are able to offer this grant to those who have not filed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and those not eligible for Federal Student Aid. Excluded are those that have previously received CARES Act funds through State Center Community College District (SCCCD) and those that received an emergency grant from SCCCD Foundation.

How will the level of funding be determined?

The level of funding provided will be determined based on enrollment status. The initial funding model below is based on all students determined eligible. The final grant award amounts may be adjusted based on student responses.

The initial funding model is based on all students determined eligible:
Enrollment Status Full-time, at least 12 units 3/4-time, 9 to 11.5 units Half-time, 6 to 8.5 units Less-than-half-time, less than 6 units
Grant Award Amount $100 $75 $50 $25

What is required to affirm that you have incurred expenses caused by the disruption of campus operations due to the National Emergency caused by the COVID-19 virus?

Using the link emailed to those students eligible or possibly eligible, respond with a “Yes” if you did incur expenses caused by the disruption of campus operations due to the National Emergency caused by the COVID-19 virus or “No” if you did not. The deadline to respond is July 17, 2020.

When will funds be released?

Funds are expected to be released by the end of July 2020. IMPORTANT – Make sure your mailing address is correct. This can be viewed and updated through WebAdvisor.

CARES Act Disclosures