Coronavirus Relief Funding

The federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act provided funds to De Anza College for emergency relief related to the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus.

Under federal guidelines, the college was required to certify that it will distribute at least 50% of the relief funds to affected students in the form of Emergency Financial Aid Grants for expenses related to that disruption, including eligible expenses such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care and child care.

De Anza College submitted the required certification on April 17, 2020 and received $3,617,629 on April 25 for distribution as Emergency Financial Aid Grants. 

Federal rules also require the college to post periodic reports on its website regarding the distribution of those grants, starting 30 days after the college received the funds and then every 45 days after that.

As of Nov. 21, 2020, the college has distributed $3,120,490 to 4,571 students. Grants are currently distributed on the basis of financial need and eligibility, demonstrated by their eligibility for federal Pell Grants and their Expected Family Contribution determined by the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Students are notified by email when a grant is disbursed.

Students may also apply for assistance online by using the Emergency Funds Application Form.

Below you will find links to more detailed reports on these distributions:


Institutional Budget and Expenditure Reporting

In addition, here is De Anza's Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Report under CARES Act Sections 18004(a)(1) Institutional Portion, 18004(a)(2) and 18004(a)(3)

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