CARES Act – Emergency Assistance for Students with Title IV Eligibility – UPDATED MAY 10, 2020
On April 10, 2020, Summit Academy OIC signed and returned to the U.S. Department of Education, a Certification and Agreement with the assurance that Summit Academy OIC will use the funds to provide no less than 50% of funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the Cares Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.
Summit Academy OIC was allocated $1,272,165 of which 50% ($636,083) is designated for direct aid to students. Funds were made available to Summit by the Department of Education on April 26, 2020.
As of May 10, 2020, zero ($0.00) funds have yet been awarded to students. Summit does estimate that the distribution of funds will occur in May and the entire allocation of funds, $636,083, will be awarded to approximately 500 students over the course of the entire program.
Summit Academy has developed a policy and procedure for students to apply for emergency funds. Students who are eligible for Title IV funding should fill out the application HERE by May 20, 2020.
- United Way: If you need assistance finding food, paying housing bills or other essential services, dial 211 or text your zip code to 898-211 and a Certified Community Resource Specialist will help to locate available resources in your area www.211unitedway.org/
- Handbook of Resources by St. Stephan’s: Comprehensive list of all community resources https://ststephensmpls.org/handbooks Minneapolis: https://ststephensmpls.org/application/files/7815/3900/4312/MHB-1819.pdf Saint Paul: https://ststephensmpls.org/application/files/9915/7851/7893/SHB-1920.pdf
Free and low cost resources found on the MN Low-Cost Health Care Directory www.bridgetobenefits.org/MN_Low_Cost_Health_Care_Directory
With one call the Minnesota Food HelpLine assesses the caller’s situation and provides solutions to their food needs. 1-888-711-1151 www.hungersolutions.org/programs/mn-food-helpline/
The Hunger Solutions website has an extensive list of food shelves, senior resources, free meals, discount groceries, and farmer’s markets across the state of Minnesota. www.hungersolutions.org/find-help/
Interactive Food Shelf Map provided by the City of Minneapolis:
Twin Cities Mobile Market
NorthPoint Health and Wellness Community Food Shelf:
- 1835 Penn Ave N.
- New intakes are taken over the phone: 612-767-9500.
- Hours: Monday-Thursday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Need additional help?
Current students should reach out to their student advisor:
Naema Aden – Medical Administrative Assistant Program
Crystal Hunter-Porte – IT & GED
Monica Davenport – Construction
DeAndre Scott – Construction