- Return to campus plan
- COVID Challenge Response Team
- CARES Act
- CARES Act 30-day report
- CARES Act 45-day report
- CARES Act 45-day report – 2
- CARES Act 45-day report – 3
- CARES Act 45-day report – 4
- CARES Act final report
- CARES Act institutional report – 30 Sept 20
- CARES Act Institutional Report – 31 Dec 20
- CARES Act institutional report – 31 March 21
- CARES Act FAQ
- Application information
- How to apply
- CARES Act online application
- CRRSAA Grant
- Safe health practices policy
- Quarantine and isolation protocol
Dear students, faculty, and staff,
Good Monday morning.
Friday, we released the third installment of CARES Act reporting – an accounting of how Louisiana Tech has distributed CARES Act funds.
The CARES Act is federal legislation which provides financial support to individuals and businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. One part of this federal program allocates money to Louisiana Tech University, and a portion of that allocation was awarded directly to students experienced financial expenses due to the coronavirus.
Since the funds were released, we have awarded just over $3 million to over 4,500 Tech students. Those funds have been used to buy computers, pay rent, and provide other assistance to our students.
The CARES Act grant process would never have been possible without a dedicated group of staff who have worked tirelessly to evaluate grant applications and ensure our students receive as much support as possible. I’d like to thank the staff in the Office of Financial Aid as well as those who served on the committee to evaluate students with extraordinary circumstances. All of these staff took on these major additional responsibilities while also managing their most important daily routines. Without their time and talent, this program would not have been administered efficiently and we would not have gotten funds into the hands of our students so quickly.
Gulf storm activity
As we watch two named storms (Marco and Laura) bear down on the coastline of Louisiana, I’d like to ask you all to join me in remembering our students, our alumni, and our sister institutions in south Louisiana. We expect heavy rain in the north part of the state, and our emergency response team will continue to watch for changes in the forecast.
Thank you for your attention today. Have a great week.