Emergency Funding

About the CARES Act and CRRSA (CARES Act II)

We know that the COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically affected your lives. It has caused many of you to experience significant emotional and financial stress while trying to keep yourselves and your families healthy and safe.

Green River College has been allocated funds from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. The CARES Act established and funded the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) to provide emergency financial aid grants. These critical funds will help eligible GRC students cover expenses related to unanticipated travel, additional technology requirements, or other needs related to an emergency situation.

Additionally, Green River College has been allocated funds from the federal Coronavirus Reponse and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) Act. The CRRSA Act functions similarly to the CARES Act and can be used to assist with similar emergency expenses eligible students may experience.

Green River College is here for you and we want to help you succeed!

By filling out the application, you are applying for all of the emergency funding we offer. Based on your application we will refer you to the funding source you are eligible for.

Frequently Asked Questions

Complete the application on our Student Support Grant Application page.

Green River College has several funding sources available to help students with emergency needs. We encourage all currently registered students in need to apply for assistance. One common application is used for all these sources.

  • The federal CARES Act supplies money to schools to assist students. In order to qualify for CARES money, students must have completed their 2019-20 or 2020-21 FAFSA.
  • Other emergency resources include Gator Pledge, United Way, and the state Student Emergency Assistance Grant. Many of these are open to all students regardless of financial aid eligibility, residency, or citizenship.

Emergency funding is not related to income. Many students in need are eligible to receive assistance regardless of their financial aid status. However, to be eligible for CARES Act money, you must complete a 2019-20 or 2020-21 FAFSA.

A variety of funding is available to currently enrolled students, regardless of academic performance. If you have questions about your academic standing, please contact the Progress and Completion Center.

No, however funding is limited. Apply as soon as possible.

  • Emergency funding can be used to help pay for expenses such as technology, course materials, living expenses, childcare, and transportation.

  • CARES Act money cannot be used for tuition and fees

Award amounts will be considered based on student requests. Green River College wants to use our funding to help students in the most equitable manner.

  • For now, we anticipate it will take approximately one week to receive funding if you are approved. Depending on the number of applications we receive and how long it takes you to complete your FAFSA (if needed) and set-up a BankMobile account, it may take longer.

  • We will also provide a list of college and community resources that you may wish to access.

The information on this page was sent to current students through individual student emails on July 7, 2020. A link was also made available through a banner on CANVAS.

Green River College acknowledges that the institution has signed and returned to the Department the Certification and Agreement and the assures that the institution intends to use, no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

CARES Act Report

Date of Report 7/7/2021
Total funds received for Emergency Financial Aid Grants $2,381,821
Total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants Distributed to date 
$2,381,671
Estimated number of students eligible to participate in Title IV and eligible for Emergency Financial Aid Grants  3,500 
Total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant 1,829

CRRSA Act (HEERF 2) Report

Date of Report 7/7/2021
Total funds received for Emergency Financial Aid Grants $2,381,821
Total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants Distributed to date 
$1,567,673
Estimated number of students eligible to participate in Title IV and eligible for Emergency Financial Aid Grants 
8771 (based on spring 21 enrollment)
Total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant
770

All students were impacted by the move to online instruction. For our highest need, part- and full-time students (Pell grant eligible) we distributed $300 during spring quarter for internet and technology needs.

All students eligible for Title IV (Financial Aid) funding can apply for emergency funding through the emergency funding application. A committee reviews requests for emergency funding and offers wrap around support services as appropriate.

Previous Reports

Date of Report 4/7/2021
Total funds received for Emergency Financial Aid Grants $2,381,821
Total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants Distributed to date  $2,381,821
Estimated number of students eligible to participate in Title IV and eligible for Emergency Financial Aid Grants  3,500 
Total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant 1,827

Date of Report 1/8/2021
Total funds received for Emergency Financial Aid Grants $2,381,821
Total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants Distributed to date  $2,377,911
Estimated number of students eligible to participate in Title IV and eligible for Emergency Financial Aid Grants  3,500 
Total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant 2,741

Date of Report 10/5/2020
Total funds received for Emergency Financial Aid Grants $2,381,821
Total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants Distributed to date  $2,348,748
Estimated number of students eligible to participate in Title IV and eligible for Emergency Financial Aid Grants  3,500 
Total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant 2,725

Date of Report 7/7/2020
Total funds received for Emergency Financial Aid Grants $2,381,821
Total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants Distributed to date  $1,230,959.08
Estimated number of students eligible to participate in Title IV and eligible for Emergency Financial Aid Grants  3,500 
Total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant 1,529

Date of Report 5/11/20 
Total funds received for Emergency Financial Aid Grants $2,381,821
Total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants Distributed to date  $370,000 
Estimated number of students eligible to participate in Title IV and eligible for Emergency Financial Aid Grants  3,500 
Total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant 1,232 

Budget and Expenditure Report

Under CARES Act Sections 18004(a)(1) Institutional Portion, 18004(a)(2), and 18004(a)(3), Green River College must  report its quarterly budget and expenditures.