On May 27, 2020, the US Department of Education awarded the Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES Practical Nursing Program  Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES Act) funding of #362,846 to support students and their continued learning during this unprecedented time. 
The CARES Act has two parts:
  1. Direct Emergency cash to students
  2. Costs for the institution for the transition to an on-line learning platform. 

As a requirement of the grant: 

  • On April 22, 2020, Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES signed and returned the Certification and Agreement.
  • Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES received a total of $362,846 in funds.
  • From the funds, $181,423 was distributed to students under section 18004(a)(1) for direct emergency funding. The additional $181,423 was used to purchase laptops to support on-line instruction and learning for students.
  • It is estimated that 83 students at Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES are eligible to participate in the Federal student financial aid program under Section 484 of the Higher Education Act of 1965. 
  • 83 students have received the Emergency Financial Aid Grant under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
  • The methods used by Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES to determine which students received Emergency Financial Aid Grants was made by a review of each individual participant's financial need within the program.  Each participant within the program was able to receive a portion of the grant.  The students were able to receive $2,185 to offset the tuition.
  • The students were provide directions from the Coordinator of the program as well as the Financial Aid Advisor.