ARPA Reporting

To comply with federal regulations regarding the America Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021 (HEERF III), Bossier Parish Community College is providing easily accessible, public information regarding the dollar amount and use of grant funds awarded by the U.S. Department of Education.

ARPA: HEERF III Grant Award

Award Date(s)

Award Amount

Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students

5/07/2021 $8,873,151.50

Institutional Portion

5/07/2021

$7,956,685.50

Strengthening Institutions

8/12/2021

$706,099

Reporting by Date

september 2021

ARPA: HEERF III – Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students

The College distributed $4,474,920 of the grant award to students.  This equals roughly 50% of the entire student grant award. As of September 17, 2021, the College has awarded and disbursed in emergency financial aid grants to 5,096 students.

The following criteria were used by the institution to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under ARPA.

Students with active enrollment in a Title IV eligible program in the fall 2021 semester, who filed a FASFA, and who are eligible to receive Title IV funds (according to Section 484 of the HEA) within the fall 2021 payment period, excluding: prisoners; cross-enrolled students who “home institution” is a non-LCTCS college; employees who are students; and dual enrollment students.  A sliding scale was used to determine award amounts.  The scale considered a student’s EFC score and credit hours.  The lowest award was $500 and the largest award was $1,020.

A list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) was provided to students via email along with instructions on how to access the funds via BankMobile.  Additionally, BankMobile sends out an automatically generated email informing students that their funds are available.

ARPA: HEERF III – Institutional Portion   

As of May 2021, Bossier Parish Community College was awarded $7,956,685.50 in ARPA funding for HEERF Institutional Portion. Pursuant to ARPA, the College will use this award to defray expenses associated with the coronavirus (including lost revenue, reimbursement for expenses already incurred, technology costs associate with a transition to distance education, faculty and staff training, and payroll); carry out student support activities authorized by the HEA that address needs related to the coronavirus; and may make additional financial grants to students, which may be used for any component of the student’s cost of attendance or for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care), or child care.

ARPA: HEERF III – Strengthening Institutions Program

As of August 2021, Bossier Parish Community College was awarded $706,009 in ARPA funding for HEERF - Strengthening Institutions Program.

The College will use this award to defray expenses associated with the coronavirus (including lost revenue, reimbursement for expenses already incurred, technology costs associate with a transition to distance education, faculty and staff training, and payroll); and carry out student support activities authorized by the HEA that address needs related to the coronavirus.

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