CARES Act Emergency Grants

The recently passed federal CARES Act includes funds for students to help with immediate needs related to the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis. 

  • The CARES Act's primary focus is to support students whose lives and educational pathways have been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Ventura College has been allocated $4,581,538, and has certified with the U.S. Department of Education, that $2,290,769 will go directly to students.
    • Over 3,700 students at Ventura College may be eligible to apply for a grant.
    • During Summer 2020, Ventura College disbursed $344,000 to 344 students.
    • During Fall 2020, Ventura College disbursed $1,876,500 to 2,495 students. 
    • During Spring 2021, Ventura College disbursed $70,269 to 72 students. 
    • As of February 9, 2021, Ventura College has disbursed a total of $2,290,769 to 2,911 students.
  • In addition, Ventura College certified $150,000 of the Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) CARES funds will go directly to students.
    • As of April 7, 2021 Ventura College has disbursed $103,231 to 150 students.

The CARES Act Emergency Grant program has limited funding. Eligible students will be awarded grants on a first-come, first-serve basis as long as funds remain available.  

CARES Act Quarterly Budget Reports

CARES Act Emergency Grant