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Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act  

Emergency Financial Aid Grant to Students


With funding from the U.S. Department of Education authorized by the CARES Act and distributed through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) and American Rescue Plan (ARP)​, the Riverside Community College District continues to distribute emergency aid to students enrolled in classes at Moreno Valley College, Norco College, and Riverside City College and whose lives have been disrupted by the COVID 19 pandemic. The table below provides an overview of the funding received by each college, as well as the aid distributed to students.​ ​​


CARES/HEERF/ARP Emergency Aid to Students

Total Aid Distributed by Term (as of 12/31/2021) ​

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​​Moreno Valley College
Norco College
​​Riverside City College
Total
RCCD
CARES$1,840,922​
$1,761,528​
$5,415,766​
$9,018,216​
​​HEERF
​$1,840,922​
​$1,761,528​
​$5,415,766​
$9,018,216​
​ARP 
​$8,442,171​
​$7,522,818​
​$21,868,143​
$37,833,132​
Total Amount of Funding Received​
$12,124,015​ $11,045,874​ $32,699,675​
$55,869,564​​​

Estimated Total Eligible Students (based on Spring 2020 enrollment)

8,730​

​10,121​
​19,193​
38,044

​​Prior Reporting Periods​
Number of​ Students Who Received Aid​
Amount of Aid Dispersed​​ ​Number of Students Who Received Aid
Amount of Aid Dispersed ​​Number of Students Who Received Aid

​Amount of Aid Dispersed​​ Number of Students Who Received Aid​
Amount of Aid Dispersed​​
Aid Distributed Spring 2020 & Summer 2020​​
1,520

​ $760,000 ​
1,620

​ $810,000 ​​​5,423

​$2,711,500 ​​8,563

$4,281,500 ​
Aid Distributed Fall 2020
1,287

$643,500 ​​1,323​
$661,500​​4,405​
$2,202,500 ​
7,015​
$3,507,500 ​
​Aid Distributed Winter 2021
783​

$717,500 ​
918​
​$831,000​
2,926​
$2,633,500 ​
4,627​
$4,182,000 ​
Aid Distributed Spring 2021
951

$475,500 ​
934
$467,000 ​
3,406
$1,703,000 ​
5,291
$2,645,500​
Aid Distributed Summer 2021​​
​1,016
​$508,000
​937
​$468,500
​3,189
​$1,594,500
​5,142
​$2,571,000
Total Aid Distributed as of June 2021​​​
​5,557​
​$3,104,500
5,732​​$3,238,000​
19,349
$1​0,845,000​30,638​$17,187,500
Remaining Funds as of Sept 30, 2021​
$9,019,515
$7,807,874
$21,845,675
$38,682,064
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Current Reporting Period
Number of Students Who Received Aid​

Amount of Aid Dispersed​​ Number of Students Who Received Aid​
​Amount of Aid Dispersed​
​Number of Students Who Received Aid​
​Amount of Aid Dispersed​
Number of Students Who Received Aid​
​​Amount of Aid Dispersed
Aid Distributed Fall 2021 (between Oct 1, 2021 & Dec 31, 2021)​
2,970

​$3,006,100
​2,848
​$2,721,200
10,321
​$10,750,900
16,139​
​$16,478,200
Total Aid Distributed as of December 31, 2021​​
8,527
​$6,110,600 ​
8,580
​$5,959,200
29,670​
​$21,595,900
46,777
​$33,665,700
Remaining Funds as of December 31, 2021​​​​
​$6,013,415
$5,086,674
$11,103,775 $22,203,864

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Notes:  

Award amount increased from $500 per award to a variable amount ranging from $800 to $1,500 depending on unit count and instruction type​

Student count is duplicated as eligible students may receive aid each term.​​



Apply for COVID-19 CARE Fund for RCCD students:

https://www.RCCD.EDU/covid_funding_resources

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Eligibility

Any student enrolled at an RCCD college at any time since the start of the pandemic in March 2020 is eligible to apply for emergency aid. Students with the greatest financial need are given priority; however, students do not need to be eligible for federal financial aid to qualify. Any student, regardless of citizenship, income, and enrollment status, including undocumented and international students, may complete and submit an application. The application requires that students describe how the pandemic has disrupted their lives, including, and most particularly the financial challenges that students and their families have faced and how they have struggled to make ends meet.​


Grant Distribution Information

A RCCD task force in consultation with student representatives determined how CARE Act funds will be distributed based on Department of Education eligibility criteria and need. The application – along with a scoring rubric (see below) – will guide the task force in determining awards. Only students who submit an application and demonstrate a COVID-19 related need will be eligible for monies. Funds are limited.

Funding Scoring Rubric

Based on Student Records* (Category Total Points Possible: 9)

  • Pell Eligible (2 points)
  • California Promise Program Eligible (1 point)
  • EOPS (1 point)
  • Foster Youth (1 point)
  • Veteran (1 point)
  • Documented Disability (1 point)
  • CalWORKs (1 point)
  • First Generation (1 point)

*This information is currently being compiled by the District IE Team and IT using Spring 2020 data

Based on Application Answers (Category Total Points Possible: 13)

  • Reduction in work hours due to COVID 19
    • Student (1 point)
    • Family Member(s) (1 point)
  • Laid off due to COVID-19
    • Student (1 point)
    • Family Member(s) (1 point)
  • Food Insecurity / Hunger (1 point)
  • Housing Insecurity / Homelessness (1 point)
  • Food Cost (1 point)
  • Housing Cost (1 point)
  • Technology Expenses (1 point)
  • Health Care/Medical Expenses (1 point)
  • Child Care Expenses (1 point)
  • Transportation Expenses (1 point)
  • Other (1 point)

Total Points Possible: 22

 

​Q​uarterly HEERF Reports

​Q​uarterly CARES Reports


The Riverside Community College District and its colleges have signed and returned to the U.S. Department of Education the Certification and Agreement and the assurance that the institution has used, or 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. More information about the grants to students can be accessed on our COVID-19 Funding Resources page​​