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CARES/ARP Grant

 

 For more information, please visit the FAQs or email cares@tamiu.edu. Due to the high volume of inquiries, please expect a delay in response. Your patience is greatly appreciated. 

Texas A&M International University serves a broad community of students in Laredo and South Texas with unique needs as a result of the impact of the COVID 19 Pandemic. To meet the needs of TAMIU students and their families impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic, TAMIU CARES has provided just under $24.6M in emergency grants to students. Of this, 98%, or $24,205,757, were federal funds while the remaining 2%, or $394,000, is from non-governmental sources.

These allocations provided grants to students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus CARES/ARP funds were used to address financial hardship, including housing and food insecurity, medical expenses, and lack of educational support and supplies (including technology).

Please note: funds from the ARP are not considered Estimated Financial Aid.

 About this Summer:

A limited amount of CARES funding is available for Summer Session assistance.  Monitor your Dusty student email account for news on funding availability.  The summer distribution will exhaust all remaining CARES funding available this year.

Looking Ahead to Fall 2022:

Despite the elimination of federal CARES funding for the Fall semester 2022, TAMIU is committed to helping students complete their degrees. A broad range of financial aid opportunities and programs are available to assist students, including on-campus work, student loans, and scholarships.

The University has also recently launched TAMIU Fund$Finder, an exclusive scholarship-matching tool for admitted TAMIU students. TAMIU Fund$Finder links Dustdevils to millions of dollars in available scholarships through a friendly, mobile platform.

To find out more, visit:

 go.tamiu.edu/fundSfinder and follow three easy steps:

Step 1: Log in using Uconnect credentials

Step 2: Answer matching questions

Step 3: View individualized matches and apply

  • Food insecurity
  • Housing (rental, mortgage, RLC, UV, etc.)
  • Medical expenses (dental, counseling, etc.)
  • School expenses (tuition & fees, books, etc.)
  • Technology (software, laptop, etc.)
  • Utility bills (Internet, water, light, cellphone, etc.)
  • Transportation (vehicle repair, car insurance, airfare, etc.)
  • Other (daycare, etc.)
  • Must be admitted and enrolled for Spring 2022
  • U.S. Citizen or an eligible non-citizen
  • Apply using the TAMIU CARES/ARP Application (available only to eligible students)
  • An application does not guarantee funding
  • If approved, ARP funds will be distributed directly to the student via electronic transfer to your refund preference bank account, unless otherwise noted on your student application. To confirm or update your bank account information, login to your existing BankMobile profile at https://bankmobilevibe.com/

(Updated: 04/10/2022)

CRRSAA/ARPA Required Reporting – Quarterly Report
Date of Report 04/10/2022 for the Quarter Ended 03/31/2022

View CRRSAA/ARPA 03/31/2022 Quarterly PDF Report

Previous Reports

In accordance with the reporting requirements of Section 18004(e) of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES), Texas A&M International University (TAMIU), an institution receiving funds under section 314(a)(1) of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA), and section 2003 of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) is providing the following information:

  1. TAMIU acknowledges that the University signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement.  The institution further certifies it will use a minimum of 50% of the funds, or $4,750,878, received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act, an equal amount received under Section 314(a)(1) of the CRRSA Act, and an additional $14,704,001 apportioned in accordance with subparagraphs (A) through (D) of subsection 314(a)(1) under ARPA to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students..

  2. TAMIU will receive $24,205,757 from the Department pursuant to the University’s Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.

  3. The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 314(a)(1) of the CRRSA Act and Section 2003 of the ARP Act from January 1, 2022 – March 31, 2022 was $7,731,917.79. The full $4,750,878 under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act was fully expended as of October 30, 2020.

  4. The estimated total number of students at TAMIU eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 314(a)(1) of the CRRSA Act or section 2003 of ARPA is 7,838 for Spring 2022.

  5. The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act is 4,036, under Section 314(a)(1) of the CRRSA Act is 4,642, and under section 2003 of ARPA is 10,830 as of the last date listed in number 3 above.

  6. TAMIU has awarded grants of up to $1,500 under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act, up to $6,150 under Section 314(a)(1) of the CRRSA Act, and up to $9,320 under Section 2003 of the ARP Act.  Currently, enrolled students were able to apply for grants via a simple online application process.  The TAMIU Emergency Services Committee received the applications, reviewed them for completeness and eligibility under the CARES and CRRSA Act, and coordinated the awarding of the funds.  Eligible students were able to apply for grants for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus, including housing and food insecurity, medical expenses, and lack of educational support and supplies (including technology).

  7. Instructions provided by TAMIU to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants can be found on our dedicated webpage: https://www.tamiu.edu/cares.

TAMIU Cares will provide just under $24.6M in emergency grants to students.  Of this, 98%, or $24,205,757, are federal funds while the remaining 2%, or $394,000, is from non-governmental sources.

(Updated: 04/10/2022)

Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting for HEERF I, II, and III (a)(1) Institutional Portion, (a)(2), and (a)(3), if applicable

*Amounts for Section 314(a)(1) combined with amounts for 18004(a)(1)

View Q1 2022 Quarterly Budget and Expenditure PDF report 

Previous Reports

Institution Name: Texas A&M International University

Date of Report: 04/10/2022

Covering Quarter Ending: March 31

PR/Award Number(s):

  • P425F: 201024
  • P425L: 200042

Total Amount of Funds Awarded:

  • Section (a)(1) Institutional Portion: $31,472,607.00
  • Section (a)(2): $3,479,102.00
  • Section (a)(3): $0.00

Final report? No

Q1 2022 Budget and Expenditure Report

Category

Amount in (a)(1) institutional dollars

Amount in (a)(2) dollars, if applicable

Amount in (a)(3) dollars, if applicable

Explanatory Notes

Providing additional emergency financial aid grants to students.1 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00  
Providing reimbursements for tuition, housing, room and board, or other fee refunds. $0.00 $0.00 $0.00  
Providing tuition discounts. $0.00 $0.00 $0.00  
Covering the cost of providing additional technology hardware to students, such as laptops or tablets, or covering the added cost of technology fees. $913.00 $0.00 $0.00  
Providing or subsidizing the costs of high‐speed internet to students or faculty to transition to an online environment. $0.00 $0.00 $0.00  
Subsidizing off‐campus housing costs due to dormitory closures or decisions to limit housing to one student per room; subsidizing housing costs to reduce housing density; paying for hotels or other off‐campus housing for students who need to be isolated; paying travel expenses for students who need to leave campus early due to coronavirus infections or campus interruptions. $0.00 $0.00 $0.00  
Subsidizing food service to reduce density in eating facilities, to provide pre‐packaged meals, or to add hours to food service operations to accommodate social distancing. $0.00 $0.00 $0.00  
Costs related to operating additional class sections to enable social distancing, such as those for hiring more instructors and increasing campus hours of operations. $18,235.00 $0.00 $0.00  
Campus safety and operations.2 $816,182.00 $0.00 $0.00 PPE, cleaning services, payroll for contact tracer, COVID testers and PT nurse, air quality projects
Purchasing, leasing, or renting additional instructional equipment and supplies (such as laboratory equipment or computers) to reduce the number of students sharing equipment or supplies during a single class period and to provide time for disinfection between uses. $45,579.00 $0.00 $0.00  
Replacing lost revenue due to reduced enrollment. $0.00  $0.00 $0.00  
Replacing lost revenue from non‐tuition sources (i.e.,canceled ancillary events; disruption of food service, dorms, childcare or other facilities; cancellation of use of campus venues by other organizations, lost parking revenue, etc.).3 $0.00  $0.00 $0.00  
Purchasing faculty and staff training in online instruction;or paying additional funds to staff who are providing training in addition to their regular job responsibilities. $0.00 $0.00 $0.00  
Purchasing, leasing, or renting additional equipment or software to enable distance learning, or upgrading campus wi‐fi access or extending open networks to parking lots or public spaces, etc. $44,642.00 $0.00 $0.00  
Other Uses of (a)(1) Institutional Portion funds.4 $4,723,160.00     IDC, payroll for additional course designers, advisors, LSS and support coaches, vaccine incentive program, TAMIU Books IncludED, Financial Aid outreach, food pantry supplies, 24/7 nursing triage & counseling phone services, low touch bottle filling hydration stations
Other Uses of (a)(2) or (a)(3) funds, if applicable.5   $6,147.00 $0.00 Scholarships, Ads for Financial Aid outreach, IDC.
Quarterly Expenditures for each Program $5,648,711.00 $6,147.00 $0.00  
Total of Quarterly Expenditures $5,654,858.00

 

1 To support expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus consistent with applicable law. This includes eligible expenses under a student’s cost of attendance under CARES Act Section 18004(c), or any component of a 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, per Section 314(c) of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA), and Section 2003 of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP).

2 Including costs or expenses related to the disinfecting and cleaning of dorms and other campus facilities, purchases of personal protective equipment (PPE), purchases of cleaning supplies, adding personnel to increase the frequency of cleaning, the reconfiguration of facilities to promote social distancing, etc.

3 Please see the Department’s HEERF Lost Revenue FAQs (March 19, 2021) for more information regarding what may be appropriately included in an estimate of lost revenue.

4 Please post additional documentation as appropriate and briefly explain in the “Explanatory Notes” section. Please note that funds for (a)(1) Institutional Portion may be used to defray expenses associated with coronavirus (including lost revenue, reimbursement for expenses already incurred, technology costs associated with a transition to distance education, faculty and staff trainings, and payroll).

5 Please post additional documentation as appropriate and briefly explain in the “Explanatory Notes” section. Please note that funds for (a)(2) and (a)(3) may be used to defray expenses associated with coronavirus (including lost revenue, reimbursement for expenses already incurred, technology costs associated with a transition to distance education, faculty and staff trainings, and payroll).


(Updated: 09/01/2020)

In accordance with the reporting requirements of Section 18004(e) of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, Texas A&M International University (TAMIU), an institution receiving funds under this section, is providing the following information:

  1. TAMIU acknowledges that the University signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement.
  2. TAMIU will receive $667,576 from the Department pursuant to the University’s Certification and Agreement in grants for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs), and other Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs).
  3. The total amount of funds for Recipient’s Minority Serving Institutions Costs reimbursed under Section 18004(a)(2) of the CARES Act as of September 1, 2020 is $0.

TAMIU Cares will provide just over $5.1M in emergency grants to students.  Of this, 92%, or $4,750,878, are federal funds while the remaining 8%, or $394,000, is from non-governmental sources. 

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Dusty's Food Pantry
Assurance of a Neccesity

No student should go hungry.

Dusty's Food Pantry helps currently enrolled students remain focused on their studies by alleviating the burden of food insecurity. Students who submit the required documentation are provided a temporary supplemental supply of non-perishable.

Contact the Office of Student Conduct and Community Engagement at 956.326.2265 or send us an email at scce@tamiu.edu 


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Loaner Laptop Program
Empowerment Through Technology

TAMIU's Loaner Laptop Program assists students who are challenged with technology access.

To qualify, applicants must complete a brief online questionnaire, contract and acknowledgement.  Applicants must be current TAMIU students, enrolled in at least 6 credit hours and be fully paid for the semester of enrollment to be eligible. Computers will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Contact the Office of Outreach and Pre-College Programs at 956.326.2720 or email outreach@tamiu.edu.


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Student Health Services
Success Through Health

Student Health Services promotes student health and fosters a University culture of health living. They advance student health by providing accessible health care, wellness activities, and health education.

Contact the Office of Student Health Services at 956.326.2235 or email studenthealth@tamiu.edu


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Student counseling services
Mental Health Matters

TAMIU Student Counseling Center strives to provide a safe space for students to explore and address personal challenges to foster independence, encourage growth, and strengthen resiliency.

The Student Counseling Center has available counseling and consultation services for all currently enrolled TAMIU students.

Contact the Office of Student Counseling Services at 956.326.2230 or email counseling@tamiu.edu


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Financial Planning
Invest in Your Future

The University offers several resources for students to make the most out of their college experience. From grants and scholarships to financial coaching, these resources are free and available to all currently enrolled students.

Contact the Office of Financial Aid at 956.326.2225 or email financialaid@tamiu.edu


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