The COVID-19 Emergency Grant is a one-time $500 grant for currently enrolled DVC students who are facing unexpected expenses as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the transition to remote classes and services. 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.
The application for summer 2020 term is now open. This grant is only available for new applicants who meet the eligibility requirements listed below and did not receive the grant for spring 2020 semester.
If you have been awarded the emergency grant but need additional funds due to an extenuating circumstance, please check your Insite email account regarding the appeal process to request additional funds. Approval of additional funds is not guaranteed and is based on availability and your individual financial situation.
Please check this webpage regularly as we will provide updates when funds are no longer available and the applications are closed.
To apply for the summer 2020 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 COVID-19 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.
Apply using the link below if you are enrolled for summer 2020:
Due to limited resources, submission of the application does not guarantee that you will receive a grant.
If you have been awarded the emergency grant but need additional funds due to an extenuating circumstance, please check your Insite email account regarding the appeal process to request for additional funds. Approval of additional funds is not guaranteed and is based on availability and your individual financial situation.
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 14-21 days. 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.
Signing up for Bank Mobile:
Please check this webpage regularly as we will provide updates to the FAQ.
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: