COVID-19 Student Emergency Grants

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law March 28, 2020. It provides almost $14B that will go directly to higher education institutions to support the costs of shifting classes online, and for grants to students for food, housing, technology, and other purposes. Under this Act, Bloomfield College received $1,425,519 that was earmarked for direct emergency financial aid grants to students. For information on the CARES Act and grants available to students at Bloomfield College, please see the following information:

CARES Acts Updates

Cares Act Update #1

Cares Act Update #2

Cares Act Update #3

Cares Act Portal Page for Students and Application - now closed

CARES Act Expenditure Reporting

CARES Act Sections 18004(a)(1) Institutional Portion, 18004(a)(2) MSI, Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting

The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA) was signed into law December 27, 2020. In total, the CRRSAA authorizes $81.88B in support for education, in addition to the $30.75B former Secretary DeVos expeditiously provided last spring through the Coronavirus Aid, Recovery, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Under this Act, Bloomfield College received an additional $1,425,519 that was earmarked for direct emergency financial aid grants to students. For information on the CRRSAA and grants available to students at Bloomfield College, please see the following information:

CRRSAA Student Emergency Grant FAQ

What is the CRRSAA Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund that is provided by the federal government?

The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA) was passed by Congress and signed into law to provide economic relief from COVID-19 on December 27, 2020. One section of the CRRSAA established the Higher Education Emergency Relief fund and allocated money to schools to use for emergency financial aid grants to students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the pandemic.

What can I use CRRSAA Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds for?

Eligible expenses for CRRSAA funding include, but are not necessarily limited to, medical, food, housing, utilities, technology expenses, relocation costs to return home, unexpected childcare, course materials, and other unanticipated expenses included in the student's cost of attendance.

Additionally, students have the option to use the funds to satisfy an outstanding account balance; to do so, you must complete this form to provide the College consent to apply these funds directly to your balance.

By cashing your check, you are agreeing to use these funds towards these types of expenses.

Am I eligible for CRRSAA funds?

Degree-seeking students enrolled in Spring 2021 who are US Citizens are eligible to receive CRRSAA funds.

I am an international student and not a citizen of the United States - am I eligible for a CARES Act Grant?

Unfortunately, the CARES Act strictly prohibits the distribution of funds to international students.

I am a DACA/Undocumented student - am I eligible to receive a CRRSAA Grant?

Unfortunately, the CARES Act strictly prohibits the distribution of funds to undocumented students.

I graduated before December 27, 2020 - am I eligible to receive a CRRSAA Grant?

Unfortunately, you must be enrolled during the Spring 2021 semester to be eligible.

How much funding will I be awarded?

Individual student allocations will be determined by the College's Disbursement Policy.

When will CRRSAA Grants be available and how do I apply?

The College recently received these funds from the Department of Education and is preparing for Disbursement. Eligible students will be contacted via email from refunds@bloomfield.edu with a more detailed timeline of distribution and a specific individual grant amount.

How long before I know if I am awarded?

You will receive an email from refunds@bloomfield.edu with your allocation by February 28, 2021. Please monitor your @bloomfield.edu email accordingly.

How will I receive my Phase I funds?

All Bloomfield College refund payments are now processed through our third-party processor BankMobile. You should have received correspondence from the College and BankMobile in January via a bright green envelope sent to your home regarding signing up at BankMobile and your refund delivery preference.

If you did not receive an envelope please visit BankMobiles: "Need a Code" website.

If you have not signed up with BankMobile prior to March 1st, there will be a delay in receiving your emergency grant.

If you need assistance with sign-up, or did not receive correspondence from BankMobile please contact refunds@bloomfield.edu.

What if I need more help?

If you need more help, please contact financial_services@bloomfield.edu to further discuss.

CRRSAA Updates

Coming Soon

CRRSAA Portal Page for Students

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