CARES Act Funding Disbursement

Cares act infographic

The college received federal funding to distribute about $3.4 million from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund program to eligible students affected by the disruption of campus operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This funding was established by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

GRCC is helping students get the resources they need to be successful (as of 6/30/20).

  • $3,403,086 federal funding to be distributed.
  • 3,804 students received funding.
  • $1,902,000 has been sent to students.
  • $1,501,086 funding still to be allocated.

Students reported using the funds to meet six essential needs

  • Food - 2,752 (72%)
  • Housing - 2,218 (58%)
  • Technology - 2,429 (64%)
  • Health Care - 940 (25%)
  • Child Care - 540 (14%)
  • Supplies - 2,381 (63%)