Congress recently passed the CARES Act in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act includes the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF), which provides emergency funding to universities to assist students affected by the campus disruptions caused by COVID-19.
MACU has received HEERF funding and has established the CARES Act Emergency Grant Fund to distribute grants to eligible students who incurred unexpected expenses due to COVID-19-related disruptions. These funds may be used to pay for expenses such as housing, food, technology needs, childcare, medical expenses and other costs resulting from the campus disruption.
Mid-Atlantic Christian University will begin accepting applications for the CARES Act Emergency Grant Fund on May 12, 2020. This application covers expenses from March 12, 2020 to May 9, 2020. The application will remain available until July 15, 2020 or until all funds have been disbursed. This program is first come, first serve and checks will be issued weekly with our regular check run.
The following eligibility criteria apply:
Students eligible to apply for CARES Act funding will receive an email Tuesday, May 12 by 7:00 pm containing a link to a short online application. This application and required documentation must be received by MACU in order to receive these funds.