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We have reached our limit of available funds and the spring 2022 emergency grant application is now closed. We are in the process of reviewing submitted applications.

Applications are awarded on a first come, first served basis. All applicants will be notified of their award status by May 2, 2022. Approved applicants can expect their awards by May 16, 2022. Applicants that we are not able to award will also be informed by May 2, 2022.

If you have questions about emergency funds, email COVIDgrant-group@pcc.edu. Due to a high volume of messages, response time may vary.

If you are in need of additional support, please see our “Get more help” resources below.

Get more help

  • For more details on emergency aid, see questions and answers about emergency funds »
  • For additional PCC and community resources available to students, see our list of additional resources.
  • If you are interested in learning more about applying for SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) Benefits, visit SNAP and STEP or contact cp@pcc.edu to schedule an appointment.
  • If you’d like to connect with a PCC staff member for resource support, we have two options available:
    • You can email conductandcare@pcc.edu to connect to our Conduct and Community Support team, who provide support for accessing PCC processes and resources.
    • You can email gethelp@pcc.edu or call 971-722-6465 for support in accessing basic needs resources.

About emergency funds

Spring 2022 emergency grants

The Spring 2022 emergency grants through the PCC Foundation are different from the federal emergency grants that PCC has offered in previous terms. All of PCC’s federal emergency grants have been distributed to students and these funds are no longer available.

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.

Update your address

mail bulkEmergency funds may be mailed. Make sure your address is updated in MyPCC or your check may be sent to the wrong address.