CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund – Institutional Report Award #P425F200328
July 10, 2020
College of DuPage presents the following informational report in accordance with Department of Education CARES Act Grant Award. The College will ensure that this report complies with all reporting requirements including those in Section 15011(b)(2) of Division B of the CARES Act and will submit required quarterly reports to the Secretary, at such time and in such manner and containing such information as the Secretary may reasonably require.
On April 21, 2020, College of DuPage signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement that assures that the College has used, or intends to use, the funds received under Sections 18004(a)(1) and 18004(c) of the CARES Act, Pub. L. No. 116-136 (March 27, 2020), in accordance with the appropriate guidelines.
2. Total Available Funding
College of DuPage has received $4,550,443 from the Department of Education CARES Act pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement for the Institutional Portion of the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund.
3. Total Funding Distributed to Date
As of July 10, 2020, $0 of the award have been expended. The amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants expended under Sections 18004(a)(1) and 18004(c) of the CARES Act, Pub. L. No. 116-136 will be reported ten days after every quarter.
4. Internal Controls
In order to ensure that these funds are used for allowable purchases, the College has developed a form to be completed by the requesting department, describing the goods or services they would like to charge to these funds. They must describe how the purchase is related to promoting or enabling an online/remote learning environment. These requests must be approved through the appropriate member of the President’s Cabinet prior to final approval by the Controller and the CFO who will review the purchase to ensure it meets the expense eligibility guidelines as defined in the CARES Act. Only after these approvals will the purchase be charged against the grant.