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Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Reporting- Student Portion- Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students (45 Day Report- August 11, 2020)

The University of Maryland Global Campus was allocated, applied for and received a total of $2.6M under Section 18004(a)(1) of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the "CARES Act") to provide emergency financial aid grants to students. Given that the vast majority of our students are fully online and, as a result, have been deemed by the U.S. Department of Education to not have expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus, we have decided to grant this allocation to other University System of Maryland institutions to benefit their students who have been impacted by such coronavirus-related campus disruptions. In accordance with the 30-day/45-day reporting requirement of Section 18004(e) of the CARES Act, we submit the information below:

  1. We acknowledge that we submitted to the Department the Certification and Agreement. We will ensure that whichever USM institution(s) to whom we grant our allocation will use no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

  2. The total amount of funds we received from the Department pursuant to the institution's Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students was $2,605,282.00 of which UMGC granted in its entirety to the following institutions (subrecipients) to: University of Maryland Baltimore, Bowie State University, University of Baltimore, Frostburg University, Salisbury University and University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Each subrecipient has agreed to use the UMGC portion of CARES Act funds allotted to them ("Grant Funds") only for the specific activities contemplated under Sections 18004(a)(1) and 18004(c) of the CARES Act. Each has also agreed to promptly and to the greatest extent practicable use the Grant Funds no later than April 13, 2021 (the "Grant Period"). Each subrecipient has agreed to promptly return any unused Grant Funds to UMGC at the conclusion of the Grant Period unless alternative arrangements have been agreed upon by UMGC.

  3. Each subrecipient has agreed to comply with all periodic reporting requirements required by the U.S. Department of Education ("ED"), including those of Section 18004(e) of the CARES Act and posting the required data and information regarding use of the Grant Funds on each of their websites as well as providing the data to UMGC to post on the UMGC website. Each subrecipient has agreed to maintain the data and information necessary to enable compliance with all such periodic reporting requirements and to provide such information to UMGC, including without limitation, the information disclosures specified in the ED Guidance posted on May 6, 2020 by the Office of Postsecondary Education titled "Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Reporting- Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students," as such guidance may be later amended by the ED from time to time. Such disclosures shall include without limitation: the total amount of Grant Funds received from UMGC; the total amount of Grant Funds distributed to subrecipient students as of the date of the reporting period; the total number of Grantee students who have received Grant Funds; and the method(s) used by the Grantee to determine which students receive Grant Funds and how much such students would receive. Each subrecipient has agreed to provide UMGC with a website URL link to such information as reported on their website in satisfaction of this reporting obligation at least 48 hours in advance of the reporting deadline to enable UMGC the opportunity to post the link on the UMGC website within the required ED reporting deadline(s).

The link below provides the required information on the distribution of funds through August 11, 2020.

http://www.ubalt.edu/admission/financial-aid/UMGC-CARES-Act-Direct-Student-Aid-Report.cfm

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