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COVID-19 Emergency Funding Information

COVID-19 Student Emergency Aid - Direct Aid Portion

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


Emergency Funding Applications

Emergency grants through HEERF II funds are available to qualifying students. The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II (HEERF II) is authorized by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA).

HEERF provides one-time funding to institutions to provide emergency relief grants to students who incur emergency expenses due to the COVID-19 pandemic, such as health care, mental health care, childcare, and any component of your cost attendance. In 2020, this grant was known as the CARES Act Funding.

HEERF II grants do not have to be repaid and will not affect eligibility for aid for fall 2021 or spring 2022. Applications can be filed through WebAdvisor in the Financial Aid section.



Students are eligible if:

  • You have COVID-19 related financial needs
  • You are enrolled for the summer 2021 term
  • You have chosen a home college (MVC, NC, RCC)


How to Apply

  • Step 1: Log in to your Student Portal (WebAdvisor)
  • Step 2: Go to the Financial Aid Menu to find the HEERF II/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. 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


Emergency Aid to Students (Grant Awards as of June 30, 2021)

MVC Funding Overview
CARES Act Funding $1,840,922
HEERF Funding $1,840,922
ARP (Projected) $8,442,171
Total Funding $12,124,015
Total Funds Awarded $2,596,500
Remaining Funds
(as of June 30, 2021)
Applications, Eligible Students and Awards
Total Eligible Students (based on spring 2021 enrollment) 8,730
Total # of Awards 4,541

Through December 2020

Total # of Awards through Dec 2020
Total Funds Awarded

Some students may have received more than one award.

2,807 awards
$1,403,500 awarded

From January 1 - March 31, 2021

Total # of Awards
Total Funds Awarded


783 awards
$717,500 awarded

From April 1 - June 30, 2021

Total # of Awards
Total Funds Awarded


951 awards
$475,500 awarded


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

Student applications are evaluated based on two point-based rubrics, with a maximum total of 22 points.

Based on Student Records

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

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)


Institutional Funds


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.


Quarterly Reports

In addition to receiving funding for direct aid to students through the CARES Act: Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund, RCCD and its three colleges received funding from the U.S. Department of Education through CARES Act Sections 18004(a)(1) Institutional Portion, and 18004(a)(2), Support for Minority Serving Institutions, including Hispanic Serving Institutions. The Department of Education requires that each college post a Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Report. Please follow the links below to access MVC's Quarterly CARES Report. For more information, please contact the RCCD Grants Office. You can also check RCCD's COVID-19 Funding Resources.