CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund

Western Suffolk BOCES acknowledges an authorized representative of the institution has signed and returned to the Department the Certification and Agreement and the institution intends to use the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

Western Suffolk BOCES will receive $422,592 from the Department of Education pursuant to the Certification and Agreement (for) Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.

Western Suffolk BOCES has distributed $0 under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of July 1, 2020.

Western Suffolk BOCES has determined that an estimated 350 students are eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in the 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) CARES Act.

For information about the grants, visit the US Department of Education FAQ link here.