Federal Emergency Fund

Federal Emergency Fund

FEDERAL EMERGENCY FUND FOR STUDENTS

In response to the pandemic, the federal government has made one-time emergency grants available to eligible college students.

All grants will be mailed to the address in RVCC’s student information system. If you need to update your mailing address, please complete the Address Verification form.

RVCC is currently not accepting Emergency Grants applications. This page will be updated when we open another round of funding.

FAQs

Who is eligible for the Federal Emergency Fund Grant?

  • You must be a registered RVCC student
  • You must be a high school graduate or have a GED or High School Equivalency diploma
  • You must be enrolled in a degree or approved certificate program
  • Visiting students should apply for Federal Emergency Fund Grant from their home college

 

The following student types are not eligible for the grant*:

  • Senior Citizens Auditing Courses
  • High School Students
  • Tution Waivers
  • Employees and Their Spouses
  • Students Who are Legal-System Impacted

* This is not an all-inclusive list, speak to an Financial Specialist for more information

What can I do if I have suffered financial hardship as a result of COVID-19 and I’m not eligible for the federal assistance?
The College has a Resource Center and Food Pantry that may be able to provide assistance in meeting your basic needs. Email Food.Pantry@raritanval.edu for assistance. Financial assistance may also be available from the RVCC Foundation. Email Stephanie.Smullen@raritanval.edu.

How will I receive the award?
A check will be mailed to the address in RVCC’s student enrollment system.

Do I have to provide documentation of the hardship I have incurred as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic?
No, you do not have to provide additional supporting documentation.

Will I need to pay back the grant?
No. The grant provides emergency assistance and does not have to be paid back.

 

New Distribution Report for the quarter ending June 30, 2022
 

Distribution Report

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act Institutional Portion  Click here to view
Quarterly Report Ending 3/31/21

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act Institutional Portion  Click here to view
Quarterly Report Ending 9/30/21

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF)
Quarterly Report Ending 9/30/20
Quarterly Report Ending 12/31/20
Quarterly Report Ending 3/31/21
Quarterly Report Ending 6/30/21
Quarterly Report Ending 9/30/21
Quarterly Report Ending 12/31/21
Quarterly Report Ending 3/31/22

 

To view all the information on the previous funding Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act click here

 

The second round of HEERF Funding:

As of May 12, 2021, RVCC has awarded 1,092 students a total of $1,391,000

  • Non-Pell eligible students received a $1,000 grant, 495 students for a total of $495,000
  • Pell eligible students received a $1,500 grant, 596 students for total of $894,000
  • 1 student received $2,000 (extreme need situation)

Remaining funds ($1,909,860.00 – 1,391,000 =) $518,860

As of July 27, 2021, RVCC has awarded 1,268 students a total of $1,818,500.

  • Non-Pell eligible students received an average award of $1,000, 524 students were non-Pell eligible for a total of $524,000
  • Pell eligible students received an average award of $1,500. 744 students were Pell eligible for total of $1,294,500.
  • Some extremely needy Pell-eligible students received additional funding.

Remaining funds ($1,909,860 - $1,818,500) = $91,360. 
The $91,360 will be carried forward to FY 2021 – 2022.

As of October 1, 2021, the total number of students receiving HEERF funds are 1,194. The total amount disbursed was $1,821,000.

  • Pell eligible = 645 students for a total of $1,171,000
  • Non-Pell eligible = 549 students for a total of $650,000.

* 13 students were deemed extremely needy and received slightly more in funding.
* The remaining funds of $88,860 will be disbursed in Fall 2021.

The Third Round Of HEERF Funding:

As of October 27, 2021, 4,999 students will be receiving $6,704,100 of HEERF funding for Fall 2021. The following is the breakdown of students.

  • Pell eligible = 1,286 students received $1,750 for a total of $250,500.
  • Non-Pell eligible = 3,713 students received $1,200 for a total of $4,455,600.


The remainder of the HEERF funds available for future direct student aid is $270,353.

Summary Information

AUTHORIZED DATE AWARD DISBURSED BALANCE  
Round 1 - 4/22/20 $1,909,860 $1,909,860 $0  
Round 2 - 1/17/21 $1,909,860 $1,821,000 $88,860 Carried over to Round 3
Round 3 - 5/14/21 $6,887,593 $6,76,100 $20,353  
  $10,707,313 $10,436,960    

 

As of January 5, 2022, the available balance for the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund is $226,203.   The following represents the breakdown of funds for all three-rounds of HEERF funding.

HEERF Funding Allocation Funding Amount
Round 3  $6,887,593
Round 2  $1,909,860
Round 1  $1,909,860
Total Funding Allocation $10,707,313

 

Disbursements Amount
Round 3  $6,750,250
Round 2  $1,821,000
Round 1  $1,909,860
Remaining Allocation $226,203
Total Allocation $10,707,313

 

Student Type Fall 2021 Number of Students Award Amount
Non-Pell ($1,200) 3,655 $4,386,000
Pell ($1,750) 1,351 $2,364,250
Totals 5,006  $6,750,250

  

All students registered for an academic class, who met the eligibility requirements, received round-three emergency grants. Workforce training students registered for credentialing programs received round-three emergency grants. Pell eligible students received $1,750.00 and non-Pell eligible students received $1,200.

No application was necessary. Students were notified by a letter sent to their mailing address that was in the Student Information System and to their school email address.

The following categories of students were ineligible:
•    Visiting students
•    Early credit students –including  Concurrent Enrollment, Academy students and the High School Manufacturing partner program
•    Employees and spouses that are taking classes under the college’s tuition benefit contract
•    Senior Citizens that are auditing the classes
•    RISE students
•    Traditional noncredit students not enrolled in a career program (Cosmetology, Esthetics and Advanced Manufacturing)

The Forth Round Of HEERF Funding:

As of April 5, 2022 the available balance for student federal emergency grant funds is $18,003.  The breakdown of student disbursements is as follows:

Eligibility Status Number of Students Emergency Grant Amount Total Awarded Spring 2022
Pell 62 1,000 $ 62,000
Non-Pell 275 500 $137,500
Totals 337   $199,500


Distributions made for the 2022 spring semester were based on the following criteria:

All students registered for an academic class, who met the eligibility requirements, received round-four emergency grants. Workforce training students registered for credentialing programs received round-four emergency grants. Pell eligible students received $1,000.00 and non-Pell eligible students received $500.

No application was necessary. Students were notified by a letter sent to their mailing address that was in the Student Information System and to their school email address. The letter included their award notification and the corresponding check.
The following categories of students were ineligible:

  • Students that previously received an award
  • Visiting students
  • Early credit students – including  Concurrent Enrollment, Academy students and the High   School Manufacturing partner program
  • Employees and spouses that are taking classes under the college’s tuition benefit contract
  • Senior Citizens that are auditing the classes
  • RISE students
  • Traditional noncredit students not enrolled in a career program (Cosmetology, Esthetics and Advanced Manufacturing)

Summary Information

HEERF Funding Allocation Funding Amount
Round 3 $6,887,593
Round 2 $1,909,860
Round 1 $1,909,860
Total Funding Allocation $10,707,313

    

Disbursements Amount
Round 4 $  199,500
Round 3 $6,759,950
Round 2 $1,821,000
Round 1 $1,908,860  ($1,000 reallocated to Round 4)
Remaining Allocation $18,003
Total Allocation $10,707,313


 

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