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Due to limited funding, Portland Community College has closed the emergency grant application process. All federal and state emergency relief funds have been awarded to students and emergency grants are not currently available.

Get more help

If you are in need of assistance, please email conductandcare@pcc.edu or submit a CARE Referral Form to connect to our Conduct and Community Support team, who provide support for accessing PCC resources.

If you have applied for emergency grant funds in a previous term and have not yet received your grant award or if you have questions on a previous emergency grant award, please email student.accounts@pcc.edu with your name, G# and the best phone number to reach you at.

If you are interested in learning more about applying for SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) Benefits, please visit SNAP and STEP. You can also check out Single Stop at PCC for additional resources: Single Stop for help with basic needs.

About previous emergency funds

The HEERF grant

The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) provides funds to students for expenses related to the cost of attendance or emergency costs due to the disruption of the pandemic. The CARES, CRRSA, and ARP Acts direct colleges to distribute these funds to those with the greatest financial need. If you have questions about this grant, contact COVIDgrant-group@pcc.edu.

This grant does not need to be repaid.

Emergency funds and taxes

Receiving an emergency grant can have tax implications, and you may want to consult a tax advisor. You may need to report grants on your tax return:

  • HEERF Emergency Grant: does not need to be reported on tax returns. The IRS has given guidance on this – see HEERF tax info on IRS.gov.
  • GEERF Emergency Grant: the IRS has not given guidance on this – consult a tax advisor.