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Students - Do you need affordable internet and computer access?

Family using Computer
During these challenging times, it is essential that students have the ability to access online resources from their homes, not only for participating in their educational programs, but for working, applying for jobs, and more. A stable internet connection and a computer technology device will be necessary for these important online activities. If you live in Contra Costa County, have a household income under $40,000/year, and participate in Medi-CAL, SSI, SNAP, CalFresh, or the NSLP free lunch program, you may be eligible for low-cost Internet services under $10 a month and a computer for less than $100. To find out more about the Get Connected, Contra Costa Program, and for a printable flyer, please go to the following website:

Affordable Computers and Internet

Constitution Day - September 17-23

Constitution Day Background:

On December 8, 2004, President George W. Bush signed a bill (public law 108-447) which designates every September 17 as Constitution Day. This date was chosen because 39 of the 55 Founding Fathers met for the last time to sign the United States Constitution and present it to the American public on September 17, 1787. The legislation requires that all educational institutions receiving federal funds provide students with information and activities relating to the U.S. Constitution each year on September 17 and during Constitution Week from September 17 - 23. These activities help to increase students' understanding and appreciation of this valuable document that is the foundation of the freedoms provided to all Americans. 

Internet Resources:
This year, we are providing our students with the following web resources to increase their knowledge of the Constitution. Have fun exploring.

Exercise Your Right to Vote: 

Exercising the right to vote is the foundation of our constitutional democracy, and we encourage our students to participate in this most fundamental aspect of civic engagement. With the general election only about six weeks away, now is the time to make sure you're prepared to vote on Election Day, November 3, 2020. 

Register to vote
There is still time to register to vote for the Nov. 3 election. California residents can register online. Your registration must be postmarked or submitted electronically no later than Oct. 19.  Vote-by-mail ballots will be issued on October 5th, so it's a good idea to register as soon as possible so you can receive your ballot early.
 

Double check your registration
If you believe you're already registered to vote, you can double-check your registration online through California’s voter-status website. You can update information or re-register to vote if you need to make changes.

Cast and Track your ballot
While polls will be open for in-person voting, many people may choose to vote by mail this year. Those ballots can be mailed or dropped off at any polling station on Election Day or at designated ballot drop-off locations prior to Election Day. If you are not voting in Contra Costa County, check your local county for more information. A new way for voters to track and receive notifications on the status of their mail-in ballot is the Where’s My Ballot? website.

CARES ACT DISCLOSURE

Higher education emergency relief fund (HEERF)

Mt. Diablo Adult Education received federal emergency grant funding as part of the CARES Stabilization Funding Package which allows us to assist students with expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Department of Education requires each institution to sign the funding Certification and Agreement and to submit a report within 30 days after the date when the institution received its allocation and an update every 45 days thereafter. As part of the reporting requirements, Mt. Diablo Adult Education is required to disclose the following information on its website:

  1. Mt. Diablo Adult Education has signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement with the intention of using no less than 50% of the funds received to provide direct assistance to students who have unexpected expenses due to disruption caused by the coronavirus.
  2. The total amount of funds that the institution has received from the Department of Education pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students:  $34,479.
  3. The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of 9/10/2020:  $0.
  4. The estimated total number of 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 under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act:  85 students.
  5. The total number of students to date who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act:  0 students.
  6. The method(s) used by the institution to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act:
PHASE 1
$12,000

PHASE 2
$10,750

PHASE 3
$12,500
Current and Graduated students who started a Career and Technical Education Certificate program in fall 2019 and were still enrolled on 3/17/2020. Current and Graduated students who started a Career and Technical Education Certificate program in fall 2019 and were still enrolled on 3/17/2020. Students who were enrolled to begin a Career and Technical Education certificate program in spring 2020 that was postponed, re-enrolled in the program in fall 2020, and started attending on or after 10/5/2020.
Student submits FAFSA and meets Title IV eligibility requirements. Self-certifies on CARES Act application that expenses were incurred related to the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus. Student submits CARES Act application and meets Title IV eligibility requirements. Self-certifies that expenses were incurred related to the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus. Student submits FAFSA and/or CARES Act application and meets Title IV eligibility requirements. Self-certifies that expenses were incurred related to the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus.
Estimated 24 “greater than half-time” students will receive grants of $500. Estimated 14 “greater than half-time” students will receive $500 and 15 “less than half-time” students will receive $250. Estimated 18 “greater than half-time” students will receive $500 and 14 “less than half-time” students will receive $250.

 

Eligibility

Students must meet the following enrollment eligibility requirements:

  • Must have been enrolled and making Satisfactory Academic Progress in a Fall 2019 Career and Technical Education certificate program that was still in progress but disrupted due to the coronavirus on 3/17/2020 OR
  • Were enrolled in a Winter/Spring 2020 Career and Technical Education certificate program that was in progress but disrupted due to the coronavirus on 3/17/2020 AND re-enrolled and started the program again in Fall 2020.

Students must also meet the following Title IV eligibility criteria:

  • US Citizen or Eligible Non-Citizen
  • Register with selective service (males under age 25 only)
  • Valid Social Security Number
  • Valid High School Diploma or equivalency (GED, HISET)
  • Cannot be in default on a federal student loan
  • Cannot owe an overpayment on a Federal Student Aid program
  • No unresolved drug convictions involving the possession or sale of illegal drugs within a certain time frame

Students who meet the enrollment eligibility requirements noted above will receive an email with a link to a CARES Act Student Emergency Grant application, which must be submitted online no later than November 30, 2020. Students who meet the Title IV eligibility requirements and certify that they had unexpected expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus will be eligible to receive a grant of either $250 or $500. Grant payments will be made by checks mailed to students through the U.S. mail.

For questions or additional information regarding the CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund, contact Andrea Murphy, CTEC Workforce Programs/Financial Aid Coordinator:  murphya@mdusd.org.

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CreatE an ASAP Account

All students need to create an ASAP account. You only need to do this once. Click here to create your account.

If you already have an ASAP account, you can use the "Forgot Your Password" link on the same page as above to reset it, so you can login.

Individual Support

Individual support available for the following:

  • Pell Grants and Payment Plans
    Contact:  Pat Channell
    Phone:  (925) 685-7340 ext. 6730
    Email:  channellp@mdusd.org
     
  • Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)
  • CalWORKs
  • Private Rehabilitation
  • Veterans
  • Unemployment Insurance (CTB)
    Contact:  Ann Cifarelli
    Phone:  (925) 685-7340 ext. 6730
    Email:  cifarellihaleya@mdusd.org

Academic Support

Academic support available for CTEC students:

  • Study Skills
  • Testing Accommodations
  • Barriers to Success

Contact: Dalila Fryer
Phone: (925) 685-7340, Ext. 6734
Email: fryerd@mdusd.org

Referral forms available in classroom and C5

VA Education Benefits

United States Department of Veterans Affairs

 

 

As a Veteran, you may be eligible for educational benefits through numerous GI Bill® programs. Once you’ve decided to use your GI Bill® benefits it’s important to choose the proper school and type of training. VA’s decision-making tools will help you get the most from your benefits. Click here for more information.