​​​​​​​​COVID Funding Resources

​​COVID-19 Fundi​​ng Resources

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act  

Emergency Financial Aid Grant to Students

With funding from the U.S. Department of Education authorized by the CARES Act and distributed through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund and American Rescue Plan, the Riverside Community College District continues to distribute emergency aid to students enrolled in classes at Moreno Valley College, Norco College, and Riverside City College and whose lives have been disrupted by the COVID 19 pandemic. The table below provides an overview of the funding received by each college, as well as the aid distributed to students.​ ​​

CARES/HEERF/ARP Emergency Aid to Students

Total Aid Distributed by Term (as of 9/30/2021) ​

​​Moreno Valley College
​Norco College
​​Riverside City College
CARES $1,840,922​
Total Amount of Funding Received​
$12,124,015​ $11,045,874​ $32,699,675​

Estimated Total Eligible Students (based on Spring 2020 enrollment)​



​​Prior Reporting Periods​
Number of​ Students Who Received Aid​
Amount of Aid Dispersed​​ ​Number of Students Who Received Aid
Amount of Aid Dispersed​​​Number of Students Who Received Aid

​Amount of Aid Dispersed​​ Number of Students Who Received Aid​
Amount of Aid Dispersed​​
Aid Distributed Spring 2020 & Summer 2020​​

​ $760,000 ​

​ $810,000 ​​​5,423

​$2,711,500 ​​8,563

$4,281,500 ​
Aid Distributed Fall 2020​

$643,500 ​​1,323​
$2,202,500 ​
$3,507,500 ​
​Aid Distributed Winter 2021

$717,500 ​
$2,633,500 ​
$4,182,000 ​
Aid Distributed Spring 2021​

$2,121,000 ​
$2,302,500 ​
$7,547,500 ​
$11,971,000 ​
Total Aid Distributed as of June 2021​​​
Remaining Funds as of June 30, 2021​

Current Reporting Period
Number of Students Who Received Aid​

Amount of Aid Dispersed​​ Number of Students Who Received Aid​
​Amount of Aid Dispersed​
​Number of Students Who Received Aid​
​Amount of Aid Dispersed​
Number of Students Who Received Aid​
​​Amount of Aid Dispersed
Aid Distributed Summer 2021 (between July 1, 2021 and September 30, 2021)​


Total Aid Distributed as of September 30, 2021​​

Remaining Funds as of September 30, 2021​
$21,854,675​​​​ $38,682,064​​


Note:  Student count is duplicated as eligible students may receive aid each term.​


Any student enrolled at an RCCD college at any time since the start of the pandemic in March 2020 is eligible to apply for emergency aid. Students with the greatest financial need are given priority; however, students do not need to be eligible for federal financial aid to qualify. Any student, regardless of citizenship, income, and enrollment status, including undocumented and international students, may complete and submit an application. The application requires that students describe how the pandemic has disrupted their lives, including, and most particularly the financial challenges that students and their families have faced and how they have struggled to make ends meet.

Application and 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 ​ 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.​

CARES Act Application

  • 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.

Students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to ensure that their applications are considered while funds are still available.

For questions, contact your college financial aid office. 

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 each college's Quarterly CARES Report. For more information, please contact the RCCD Grants Office at Laurie.McQuay-Peninger@rccd.edu.