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Phone: 775-327-2059
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The American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act of 2021

ARP/HEERF III Act Funding

On March 2021, Congress passed the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act of 2021. This act allocates funding to higher education institutions for the purpose of providing Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II (HEERF III) Grants to eligible students. Great Basin College has been allocated $1,255,954.00 to provide eligible students with emergency student aid which can be used for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care) or child care.

Great Basin College is awarding ARP (also referred to as HEERF III) grants this Fall to students in two rounds. The first round which will be disbursed on August 2, 2021 will be for students enrolled at least six credits in the Fall 2021 semester and registered for Spring 2021. The second round will be available to students with verified attendance after September 5, 2021, enrolled in at least six credits for Fall 2021.

Funds will be prioritized for students with exceptional need such as those students who have a valid Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file for unmet need. To determine grant amounts distributed, a formula was used to address two factors, part-time and full-time status as well as a need-based analysis according to a completed FAFSA with awards up to $500 for full-time status and $250 for part-time status.

You will not need to apply for these funds. Funds will automatically be distributed to those students who meet the eligibility requirements. If you have questions regarding eligibility or exceptional need circumstances please contact the Financial Aid Department at financial-aid@gbcnv.edu.

An e-mail was sent to all students. Please view the content of that letter here!

In March 2021, the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act was passed by Congress. The ARP Act includes emergency grant funding to assist students with expenses related to the cost of attendance and emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus. The act provides institutions funds to defray expenses associated with coronavirus including lost revenue, technology costs, and payroll.

Great Basin College was awarded a total of $842,351.00 in ARP Act Institutional funds. This funding allows GBC to cover lost revenues for the college and student housing and payroll expenses. As of September 30, 2021, GBC has expended $1,221.60 of these funds on payroll related expenses. In addition, $16,522.50 was spent on technology and $7,097.64 for indirect costs.

Great Basin College was awarded a total of $86,931.00 in ARP Act Strengthening Institutions Program funds. This funding allows GBC to cover lost revenues for the college, student housing, payroll and expenses related to technology. As of September 30, 2021, GBC has not expended any of these funds.

Review the Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting under ARP Act Sections 18004(a)(1) Institutional Portion, 18004(a)(2), and 18004(a)(3):

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Admissions and Records
Great Basin College
Phone: 775-327-2059
admissions@gbcnv.edu

Why Great Basin College

Great Basin College wants to be your choice for higher education. GBC offers associate and baccalaureate level instruction in career and technical education and academic areas. About 4,000 students are enrolled annually online from across the country and on campuses and centers across 86,500 square miles, two time zones, and ten of Nevada’s largest counties. We border Arizona, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, and California. We are GBC!

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