Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund

On March 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) was signed into law. This act provided emergency funding in the form of emergency grants for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19. The emergency grant funds will be provided to qualified students to be used for eligible expenses that are currently under a student’s cost-of-attendance budget. These funds are to be used for food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and childcare. EVMS signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement in order to qualify for the Emergency Financial Aid Grant. According to the Allocation for Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act, EVMS will receive aid, at least half of which EVMS will use to provide aid to qualifying students.

As of August 2020; EVMS distributed $46,060 to 17 students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act; and has identified 286 additional qualifying students who will receive funding in the fall of 2020. EVMS has an estimated 716 students at the institution who are or could be eligible to participate in the Federal student financial aid programs under Section 484 of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, and thus are eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act if they incurred qualifying expenses.

The methods used by EVMS to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive is listed in the document Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund .

Virtual Events Still Require Approval

As always, EVMS students are demonstrating their creativity and commitment to our community by wanting to hold virtual events. Please remember that all new or altered events require approval by Student Affairs, even if the event was previously approved. Please contact Joann Bautti or Diane Dougherty with any questions.

Contacts for Key Student Resources

Last Updated 04-09-2020 6:35 p.m.

EVMS Student Primary Healthcare

757.446.5811

EVMS Student Mental Health

757.446.5888 option #3

EVMS Police & Public Safety

757.446.5911 or 5199

HealthAdvocate Student Assistance Program

855.384.1800

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

800.273.8255

Contact Lifeline

800.262.9800

YWCA Sexual & Domestic Violence Crisis Hotline

757.251.0144

Alcohol and Narcotics Help Line

757.480.5210

Crisis Text line

crisistextline.org

LGBT Life Center

757.640.0929

LGBT National Help Center

800.246.PRIDE (7743)