Application open for $3.9 million in emergency federal funding for students

Dec. 14, 2021

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Libby Siebens, community relations executive director, 509-682-6436 (Mon.-Thurs.)

Students can now apply for federal emergency grants funding through Wenatchee Valley College. WVC has received $3,903,168 through the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act to disburse to students experiencing financial crisis. Applications will be accepted until May 2022 or until funds run out.

Student ARP Act funding will provide direct emergency cash grants to college students whose lives and educations have been disrupted by the coronavirus outbreak.

The application can be found at Funds will be awarded on a case-by-case basis. The maximum award amount is $3,000. This money is not a loan and does not have to be repaid.

All currently enrolled students are encouraged to apply. Prospective students may apply for funds as soon as they enroll for winter or spring quarters. If students are not sure if they qualify or if they have questions, they can contact

The ARP Act is the third round of funding being disbursed through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF). The previous acts were the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA). If students already received funding in the previous rounds of relief funding, they are still eligible to apply for additional funds.

Learn more about funding federal emergency relief funds and view FAQs about eligibility, the application process and more at


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