Cares Act Updates

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The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES ACT) includes funds to assist postsecondary institutions in responding to COVID-19, including the ability to provide emergency financial aid grants to students.  This page will be used to report information and updates to our community.


CARES Act – Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEER) – Student Aid 

Pasco County Schools has received the funds for Student Aid.  These funds are currently being processed for distribution to qualifying students.  Students will receive an email from the Financial Aid Office with information about dates/times to pick up their funds. 


CARES Act – Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEER) – Institutional Portion 

The Institutional Portion of funds will be used for student technology, personal protective equipment (PPE) and the expansion of current programs to meet the demands of our local workforce. 


CARES Act – Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund (GEER) – Rapid Credentialing  

Rapid Credentialing funds will be used to expand the Welding Technology Program and Patient Care Technician Program to meet the demands of our local workforce.  Both of these programs can be completed in 18 weeks / 1 semester.  Students in the Welding Technology Program will have the opportunity to obtain employment through On the Job Training and continue toward completion of the full Welding Technology Program.  Students who complete the Patient Care Technician Program will be prepared to enter the healthcare industry with five recognized industry credentials. 


Important Links


Mr. Rob Aguis, Director


Ms. Alicia Leary, Assistant Director


Mr. Thomas Brochu, Assistant Director