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CARES Act Emergency Funding Information

CARES Act Funds

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act
Emergency Financial Aid Grant to Students

Are you experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19? If so, you are eligible to apply for FREE money through the CARES grant fund.

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.


CARES Act Application - Open Through September 11

View Instructions for filling out the CARES Act Application Form pdf

  • Step 1: Login to your Student Portal (WebAdvisor)
  • Step 2: Go to the Financial Aid Menu and select “CARES APPLICATION"
  • Step 3: Complete the Application
  • Step 4: Click Acknowledgement Statement
  • Step 5: Submit

Upon successful submission, you will receive notification on the screen and via email.

Applications will be accepted until September 11 (round 3). Students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to ensure that their applications are considered while funds are still available.

For questions, contact the Moreno Valley College financial aid office at


Grant Awards (through August 21)

MVC CARES Act Grant Awards
Available Funding $1,840,922
Eligible Students 4181
Total # of Applications 2092
Total # of Awards 1520
Total Award $760,000
Remaining Funds $1,080,922


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.

Fall 2020 Timeline for remaining CARES Act funding:

  • Application Open: August 31 - September 11, 2020
  • Anticipated Disbursement: September 24, 2020


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