The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), was signed into law on March 27, 2020 and funds were distributed to institutions of higher education to address the disruptions caused by COVID-19.
East Los Angeles College signed the Department of Education Certification and Agreement for receipt of CARES Act funding and was allocated $10,797,043 of which $5,398,522 was designated for distribution to students in direct aid. Direct aid is intended for students whose lives were adversely impacted by the coronavirus and must be used for expenses such as food, housing, course materials, technology, healthcare, and childcare.
The college prioritized students with identified financial need for CARES Act funding and established criteria for receipt of the award. Students were notified of their award via email and funds were distributed to them through their Bank Mobile accounts.
CARES Act: Institutional Portion Expenditure