Federal & State Emergency Relief Grants

 

Federal Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) Grants 

As a result of the federal CRRSA (Coronavirus Response & Relief Supplemental Appropriation) Act and the federal ARP (American Rescue Plan) Act, there are additional HEERF Grants coming to Grossmont College, which will allow us to award new emergency funds to students.

 

Eligibility Criteria 

Students can be awarded based on standard education-related costs (such as books & supplies, housing expenses, food, clothing, transportation and child care) as well as emergency costs incurred due to the coronavirus pandemic. The US Department of Education's current guidance is that all students (including Dreamers, undocumented and International students) are potentially able to receive these federal funds. Students also need to be enrolled in a minimum of one class. 

 

 

Please apply for a federal emergency grant at the following link: HEERF Emergency Grant Application

 

Form steps to complete:

  1. Enter your preferred email address. 
  2. Enter your First name as it appears on your FAFSA or your CA Dream Act Application. 
  3. Enter your Last name as it appears on your FAFSA or your CA Dream Act Application. 
  4. Enter your Grossmont College Student ID number.
  5. Complete the self-certification and check the appropriate boxes that pertain to your additional expenses due to COVID-19.
  6. Submit your application.

All funds will be disbursed through BankMobile. For additional information on how to sign-up for BankMobile disbursements (if you have not already done so), please visit the GCCCD BankMobile website.

 

California Emergency Financial Assistance Program

As a result of a supplemental state budget package, there are additional funds coming to Grossmont College, which will allow us to award new emergency grants to students.

 

Eligibility Criteria 

Students can only be awarded based on emergency needs (such as loss or reduction of income, unexpected medical expenses, inability to pay for housing expenses or food, sudden loss of child care, unexpected technology costs, etc.).

 

Additional state requirements also include the following:

  • Students must be enrolled in at least six (6) or more units.
  • Students need to either have a GPA of 2.0 or better or not have a GPA due to being a first time student or only having completed Pass/No Pass classes. 
  • Students need to be a California resident or eligible for an exemption under AB540. This means that Dreamers and undocumented students are eligible for these funds. 

Please apply for a state emergency grant at the following link: California Emergency Financial Assistance

 

Form steps to complete:

  1. Enter your preferred email address.
  2. Enter your First name as it appears on your FAFSA or CA Dream Act application. 
  3. Enter your Last name as it appears on your FAFSA or CA Dream Act application. 
  4. Enter your Grossmont College Student ID number.
  5. Complete the self-certification and check the appropriate boxes that pertain to your emergency expenses. 
  6. Submit your application.

All funds will be disbursed through BankMobile. For additional information on how to sign-up for BankMobile disbursements (if you have not already done so), please visit the GCCCD BankMobile website.