The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) II Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 was signed into law on January 14, 2021.

HEERF II Grants are for students who are experiencing exceptional financial need directly related to the COVID-19 pandemic. These grants are funded by the federal government and are non-renewable.

Qualifying expenses include tuition and fees, housing, food, medical expenses, educational materials, and childcare. Students receiving HEERF grants may have their award applied directly to their student account or request a check.

PNCA remains committed to helping as many students as possible with the financial difficulties they are facing. Use the form below to request an emergency student grant under HEERF II.

Requests will be considered on a first come, first serve basis and must be received by 5PM Friday, February 12, 2021.


Completed applications should be submitted to heerfgrant@pnca.edu.

CARES Act Emergency Student Grants

In April 2020, The US Department of Education (DOE) announced that more than $6 billion would be distributed to colleges and universities across the country to provide emergency financial assistance grants to college students whose lives and education have been disrupted by the COVID-19 outbreak. The funding was made possible through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

PNCA received $228,128.00 in grant assistance to allocate directly to students.

The sole purpose of this federal funding was to provide emergency financial assistance grants to students for their expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus, such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care and child-care expenses.

PNCA publicized the CARES funding over multiple sources including a direct email campaign, staff, faculty and student leadership meetings, and social media. Students requested funds utilizing a statement of need. The funds were disbursed to 109 of eligible 178 applicants by July 15, 2020.

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