There are currently no available emergency grant funds available for Fall 2022. If funds become available, we will post the application again on this site.
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act is intended to provide relief due to the impacts of COVID-19. The act contains provisions specifically for college students.
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act is a package of over $2 trillion intended to provide relief from the public health and economic impacts of COVID-19. The act contained provisions specifically intended to provide relief for higher education institutions and their students.
The Act allocated $93.361 million for the colleges and universities of Minnesota State:
The CARES Act provides institutions with significant discretion on how to award this emergency assistance to students. Each institution may develop its own system and process for determining how to allocate these funds while recognizing Minnesota State guidance below and the only statutory requirement, which is that the emergency student grants be used to cover student expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus.
These eligible expenses include expenses under a student's cost of attendance, such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care.
Students not eligible include those enrolled fully online before the stay-at-home order, those who dropped classes after March 12, concurrent high school students, postsecondary enrollment option students (PSEO), or those being assessed senior citizen tuition rates or those enrolled in non-credit or those incarcerated or those whose full tuition is covered by an employer.
The remaining CARES Act amounts for DCTC will be disbursed as emergency grants through the existing emergency application process. Students can contact their designated Academic Advisor or the general Academic Advising office at firstname.lastname@example.org for emergency grant application information.
Pay it Forward-Students Helping Students - Some students have indicated a desire to "pay it forward" and donate their CARES funds to other students who may be in greater financial need. If this is of interest, students can donate to the DCTC Foundation at DCTC Foundation Online Giving and select the "Acts of Kindness" dropdown.
Students with questions related to the CARES Act funding can contact the DCTC Business Office at email@example.com.