COVID-19 Emergency Relief Grant for Adult Students

Higher Ed Emergency Relief (HEERF) Grant

Additional funding for the Higher Education Emergency Relief grants are now available to Meridian students. These grants are made available to our adult students that have been economically impacted and have incurred financial hardship by the disruption of campus operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

To qualify for this assistance, you must be an adult student currently enrolled in a career training program at Meridian Technology Center. You must also have expenses related to the disruption of campus operations or personal circumstances due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Examples of qualifying expenses include, but are not limited to:

  • Tuition
  • Food
  • Housing
  • Course materials
  • Technology
  • Health care
  • Childcare

Eligible students are no longer required to meet Title IV eligibility to apply for this grant. Criteria that will be considered includes, but is not limited to:

  • Be a United States citizen or eligible non-citizen.

Available funding is limited and may vary from person to person. Once your application is received, it will be reviewed and you will be sent an email with further information. For questions or more information, contact our Financial Aid Officer at ashleyh@meridiantech.edu.

In compliance with federal reporting guidelines, Meridian has signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement and the assurance that the institution has used, or intends to use, no less than 50 percent of the funds received for student grants. Below you can find information on funding made available to Meridian.

HEERF 1 Funding
Funds received: $151,397
Funds distributed: $151,397
Number of students eligible: 184
Number of students who’ve received funds: 130

HEERF 2 Funding
Funds received: $151,397
Funds distributed: $141,029
Number of students eligible: 300
Number of students who’ve received funds: 102

Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting under CARES Act Sections 18004(a)(1) and 18004(a)(3): 3rd Quarter 2020, 4th Quarter 2020, 1st Quarter 2021, 2nd Quarter 2021.

 

We are currently not accepting applications for COVID grant funds. We will send out a notification if the application process opens again.