The COVID-19 Emergency Grant is a one-time $1000 grant for currently enrolled DVC students who are facing unexpected expenses as a result of the transition to remote classes and services due to the COVID-19 pandemic or related to the student's cost of attendance. Funding is limited and is subject to the rules and eligibility requirements found in Section 18004 of the CARES Act. For more detailed information about requirements and the application process, please read the information below.
With the passage of additional relief funding for higher education under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, DVC is able to provide additional direct emergency grants for students like you! The DVC Emergency Grant application is now available. Please see below for more information and link to the application. Students who were previously approved for COVID-19 Emergency Grants are eligible to apply for the new $1000 grant!
See below for details and link to the application.
To apply for the COVID-19 Emergency Grant, you must:
For non-citizen students: The COVID-19 Emergency Grant is intended to defray costs related to the current public health emergency and is not "income maintenance" and therefore should not be considered a "public benefit" for public charge purposes. If you have lost income due to campus jobs being suspended, you should seek relief for lost earning through federal or state-funded COVID-19-related unemployment benefits rather than CARES Act emergency grants, because unemployment benefits are excluded from public charge determinations. If you are concerned about potential public charge consequences, consult with an immigration attorney. Click here for legal resources for undocumented students.
Qualifying emergencies include, but are not limited to:
The COVID-19 Emergency Grant may be used for:
Note: The application is not formatted for mobile devices. Please use a desktop browser to complete the application.
The application for spring 2022 is now open!
Request for additional funds
Students with extenuating circumstances and exceptional financial need may request additional funds. Requests are reviewed and decisions are made on a case-by-case basis. Funding is limited and is subject to the rules and eligibility requirements found in Section 18004 of the CARES Act and in subsequent notice(s) from the United States Department of Education.
To request additional Covid-19 Emergency funds, you must meet the following criteria:
Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until funds are exhausted. We anticipate a large influx of applications and will do our best to process the applications in a timely manner.
Applicants will be notified of the status of their application via InSite email within the next 3-4 weeks. To expedite the process, we recommend you set up your disbursement option through Bank Mobile now, in the event that you are awarded the emergency funds. You must have submitted a FAFSA or California Dream Act Application to sign up for Bank Mobile. If you did not submit an application, you will need to wait until your emergency grant is approved before signing up for Bank Mobile.
Signing up for Bank Mobile:
Each institution applying for Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds is required to comply with Section 18004(e) of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and must post the information listed below on the institution’s primary website, in a format and location that is easily accessible to the public, 30 days after the date when the institution received its allocation under 18004(a)(1) and updated every 45 days thereafter.
CARES Act HEERF I Student Emergency Grant Disclosures:
CARES Act HEERF II Student Emergency Grant Disclosures:
CARES Act HEERF III Student Emergency Grant Disclosures: