ASPCC provides a range of different grants focused on creating equitable and sustainable pathways for students and community members at Portland Community College. We strive to find solutions to meet the needs of PCCs growing population and different types of aid for all students. Check the Free Resources page for other ways ASPCC can help.


Types of Grants

Childcare Grants

Do you have kids? Student Leadership offers childcare reimbursement grants to students in good standing, on financial aid, and Pell-eligible, providing financial assistance for childcare costs accrued while attending PCC classes.


Apply for the Cascade grant online.  Contact us for more information: 971-722-5379,

Rock Creek

Apply for the Rock Creek grant online. If you have questions, contact Nora Hernandez[opens in new window].  Applications available the first and second week of the quarter.


Apply for the Southeast grant online. Money can be applied to off campus child care state licensed providers or the on campus YMCA facility. Contact us for more information: MT 152, 971-722-6053,

Sylvania/Newberg Center

Apply for the Sylvania/Newberg grant online. The application is open during the first and second weeks of Fall, Winter, and Spring terms. If you have questions, please contact Christian Gaines.

Learn more about the child care options at PCC

Emergency Grants and Loans

We recognize the financial struggles that college students regularly face. These funds keep students in school, preventing them from dropping out due to a short-term financial crisis.

Learn more about emergency grants and loans

Eco Social Justice Grant

We support and foster a culture of collaborative, innovative problem solving using environmental sustainability and social justice initiatives to accomplish these goals. From our learning gardens, water bottle fill stations, our bike rental and repair programs and farm stand, to our annual #EcoSocialJusticeEvent, we have been working together to address our community’s most pressing ecological and social challenges with fresh ideas.

Our goal is to achieve sustainable excellence in all operations, to live our commitment to social justice, and to meet our targeted greenhouse gas reductions as detailed in the Climate Action Plan. If you have an idea for a project that moves PCC towards these outcomes, we want to hear from you!
Learn more about the eco-social justice grant