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Emergency Grants

As of Thursday, April 28, at 5:00 pm, the federal HEERF funds for emergency grants are exhausted, and the emergency grant application is closed.

We know this may prompt worries for many of you so please review this Student Resource list for other supports that may be of help to you.

If you have already submitted an application, it will be reviewed, and you will receive an award status email very soon. New applicants will begin receiving award status emails between May 5 and May 12.

Clark College offers emergency assistance to students who experience a financial emergency or unanticipated expenses that cause financial hardship. These funds are not loans and do not need to be repaid. When you fill out the universal emergency grant application, your application will be reviewed by the Emergency Grants Committee and, whenever possible, may be matched with the grant(s) best aligned with your needs/eligibility.

If you have additional questions after reviewing the information below, please email We respond to emails within two business days.

Clark College Emergency Grants

Clark College grants are funded by generous donors through the Clark College Foundation and county and state grant programs. They vary in eligibility requirements. Some emergency grants require expense documentation and pay the vendor directly. If you are awarded a grant, you are required to schedule a financial wellness coaching appointment during the term in which the award was received. Awards typically range from $100-$2,000. Institutional emergency grants can affect financial aid packages. To check to see if your financial aid package would be affected, go to the Financial Aid tile in ctcLink:

  1. Click the current aid year
  2. Click Financial Aid Summary
  3. Check Remaining Need
  4. Your additional award request should not be more than your “Remaining Need” total

For more information about financial resources like safe housing, food programs, health care and job training, visit or Clark’s Financial Wellness resources. Emergency funding is not intended to provide ongoing relief of recurring expenses or as a consistent supplement for educational purposes.