COVID-19 Emergency Grant

The COVID-19 Emergency Grant is a one-time $1000 grant for currently enrolled CCC students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus. Funding is limited and is subject to the rules and eligibility requirements found in Section 18004 of the CARES Act.

Who is eligible to apply?

To apply for the COVID-19 Emergency Grant, you must:

  • Have not already received a COVID-19 Emergency Grant (HEERF III)
  • Be currently enrolled and attending classes at CCC
  • Have an emergency need related to expenses incurred due to campus closure as a result of coronavirus

To apply for other financial aid programs, students are encouraged to complete the FAFSA (U.S. Citizens and eligible non-citizens) or the CA Dream Act Application (non-citizens and undocumented students).

For non-citizen students: The COVID-19 Emergency Grant is intended to defray costs related to the current public health emergency and is not “income maintenance” and therefore should not be considered a “public benefit” for public charge purposes. If you have lost income due to campus jobs being suspended, you should seek relief for lost earning through federal or state-funded COVID-19-related unemployment benefits because unemployment benefits are excluded from public charge determinations. If you are concerned about potential public charge consequences, consult with an immigration attorney. Click here for legal resources for undocumented students.

What qualifies as an emergency need?

Funds can be used to pay for any component of the student’s cost of attendance related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus, such as:

  • Tuition/Fees
  • Books/Supplies (including computer and internet access)
  • Food
  • Housing (including rent and utilities)
  • Transportation
  • Childcare
  • Healthcare (including mental healthcare)

How to apply?

Click below to complete the online COVID-19 Emergency Grant Application (HEERF III):


What happens after applying?

Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis until funds are exhausted. Applicants will be notified of their application status via InSite email within 3-4 weeks. If you have not already done so, you will need to select your disbursement preference. Click here to learn more about your Financial Aid Disbursement Options.