LTCC Cares Grant




Funds that never need repaying 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.
Students can apply for grants for the Fall 2023, Winter 2024, and Spring 2024 quarters. Information about deadlines and eligibility:
Fall 2023 $1,000 CARES Persistence Grants
Students are eligible to apply for $1,000 grants by December 5, 2023 if they:
  • Are currently registered in 6+ units in Fall Quarter 2023;
  • Register for 6+ units in Winter Quarter 2024 by Dec. 5, 2023 (open registration for both Winter and Spring quarters 2024 begins on Nov. 22, 2023)
Winter 2024 $750 LTCC CARES Grants
Students are eligible to apply for Winter Quarter grants if they:
  • Are registered for at least 6 units after the census date
  • Online application opens on Jan. 2, 2024
  • Application deadline is Jan. 24, 2024
Spring 2024 $750 LTCC CARES Grants
Students are eligible to apply for Spring Quarter grants if they:
  • Are registered for at least 6 units after the census date
  • Online application opens on Feb. 26, 2024
  • Application deadline is April 24, 2024
Additional eligibility for state funding will also be considered in granting awards to students. The requirements are as follows for Fall Quarter 2023:
  • Students must be currently enrolled in at least 6 units as of the Fall 2023 census date (October)
  • 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 quarters, OR
  • Is a disabled student who is receiving additional support or services through LTCC's Student Accessibility Services department.
  • Funds are available for students who have withdrawn from college due to the impacts of COVID-19.
  • ALL students are encouraged to apply for this emergency assistance so that they can be paired with an appropriate funding source for them.


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

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

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. LTCC remains committed to using local funds to support DREAMers and AB540 students. If you are a DREAMer or AB540, please submit the California Dream Act Application.

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 currently registered 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 and Fall quarters of 2021 and 2022.

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

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.

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 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.


Quarterly Reports 2020-2023















Student Reports 2020-2023

LTCC CARES Student Report 9.30.23

LTCC CARES Student Report 6.30.23

LTCC CARES Student Report 3.31.23

LTCC CARES Student Report 12.31.22

LTCC CARES Student Report 9.30.22

LTCC CARES Student Report 6.30.22

LTCC CARES Student Report 3.31.22

LTCC CARES Student Report 12.31.21

LTCC CARES Student Report 9.30.21

LTCC CARES Student Report 6.30.21

LTCC CARES Student Report 3.31.21

LTCC CARES Student Report 12.31.20

LTCC CARES Student Report 9.30.20

LTCC CARES Student report 6.30.20