LTCC Cares Grant

LTCC CARES Grant

 

GRANTS AVAILABLE FOR NEW & RETURNING STUDENTS IN FALL 2021!
APPLY HERE, DEADLINE TO APPLY IS WED. SEPTEMBER 29

Funds are available to students who have been financially impacted by coronavirus. The purpose of these grants is to assist students in degree/certificate completion for their expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus, such as costs related to food, housing, class materials, technology, health care, and child care expenses.
 

Fall 2021 students who apply for this funding for the first time are eligible for awards of up to $750. Students who have received funds through LTCC CARES in prior quarters are eligible for awards of up to $500.

If you are an undocumented or Dreamer student, please complete and submit this application! LTCC has separate funding to support you with, even if you may not be eligible for federal funds.

After applying and eligibility is established (you must be enrolled in at least 6 units in Fall quarter), students can expect to receive their funds through Bank Mobile between October 21 and October 25, 2021.

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Additional eligibility for state funding will also be considered in granting awards to students. The requirements are as follows:

  • Students must be currently enrolled in at least 6 units at the Fall census date (September 24)
  • Students must demonstrate emergency financial need
  • They either currently qualify as low-income by meeting requirements to receive a fee waiver, OR
  • They are projected to receive a fee waiver for the upcoming quarter
  • The student either earned a grade point average of at least 2.0 in one of their previous four quarter terms, OR
  • Is a disabled student that is receiving additional support or services through the Disability Resource Center

 


Unfortunately, the U.S. Department of Education does not allow these funds to be used for:

  • International students
  • Non-matriculated students (senrolled in credit courses but are not officially registered in a degree program)
  • Students enrolled in distance-only degree programs


Students from these groups may still be eligible for campus-based emergency funds and other types of aid depending on availability of local funds or private grants. We encourage you to apply!

 
Federal CARES Frequently Asked Questions

Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES) Emergency Grants for Students are federal funds dispersed to support students who were directly impacted by “the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus.” The CARES Act was passed by Congress and signed into law on March 27, 2020. One aspect of the act was the creation of the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF). HEERF provides funds to institutions for emergency grants to students whose lives have been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit the HEERF Emergency Grants website for more.

These funds are to be used as emergency financial support for current LTCC students who have expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus including food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care.

LTCC received approximately $174,463 to support current students with. Funding was distributed in 2020 and in Winter & Spring quarters 2021. As of June 30 2021, 524 awards were distributed worth $306,000.

In order to be considered for the LTCC CARES Emergency Grants, you MUST submit a FAFSA application (limited exceptions may apply) or the California Dream Act application.

If you need assistance with financial aid, help is available on Cranium Cafe or contact our Financial Aid Department at (530) 830-0081 or by email at financialaid@ltcc.edu.

Each student’s eligibility will be reviewed against the federal guidelines provided to institutions. Grants will be awarded based on need, enrollment status, and availability of funds. 

Funds will be distributed to eligible students via Bank Mobile between Oct. 21-25, 2021.

You will be contacted via your LTCC student email.

Yes, you may receive CARES grant funding more than once. In order to fully support as many students as possible, priority will be given to students who have not received funds before.

LTCC is committed to supporting our students' needs. Please reach out to shaferl@ltcc.edu in order to learn more about available resources.

Unfortunately, they are not. However, at LTCC we have identified funds to support our non-U.S. citizen students. ALL students at LTCC are encouraged to use the CARES Grant application for aid; your information will remain private.

 

LTCC CARES Student Grants Quarterly Report (PDF)

LTCC CARES Institutional Grants Quarterly Report (PDF)