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TAMIU CARES deadline today

TAMIU CARES deadline today

From Staff Reports
Published Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021

For those who like to wait until the last minute: today is the last day to apply for the Fall 2021 CARES Act funds through TAMIU CARES. Applications close at 3 p.m. today.

TAMIU CARES has been granting financial relief for Texas A&M International University students since Spring 2020.

According to the TAMIU CARES website page, “These allocations are designed to provide grants to students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to [the] coronavirus. … used to address financial hardship, including housing and food insecurity, medical expenses, and lack of educational support and supplies (including technology).”

On previous applications, students were notified via email about their eligibility for the grant, as well as its availability. However, the Fall 2021 application for the grant did not receive a notice for students. The application became available on Aug. 9 for students enrolled in the Fall 2021 semester. The application closes today, Wednesday, Sept. 8.

TAMIU CARES is comprised of $4.75 million in federal CARES Act funds and $394,000 from non-governmental sources for a total $5.1 million in emergency grants to assist students impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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