How to Access Funds

Clatsop Community College has received $222,421 in emergency funds from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund that was passed as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. While the majority of our funding has already been disbursed, there is still funding available for emergency needs related to our transition to online instruction and the COVID-19 Pandemic. Additionally, if your request does not meet the requirements of the CARES Act or you are ineligible to receive federal funding, we may be able to provide other emergency funding for you. To request emergency funding please go to

Report on Use of Funds

CCC is required to provide regular reporting to the U.S. Department of Education (ED) on the use of funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students. Funds received by Clatsop Community College under the CARES Act were authorized by Congress and signed into law by the President on March 27, 2020.  The information noted below is intended to not only meet the reporting requirements of the CARES Act but also provide information to our community regarding use of the student grant portion of the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF).

Section 18004(e) of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act” or the “Act”)), Pub. L. No. 116-136, 134 Stat. 281 (March 27, 2020), directs institutions receiving funds under Section 18004 of the Act to submit (in a time and manner required by the Secretary) a report to the Secretary describing the use of funds distributed from the HEERF. Section 18004(c) of the CARES Act requires institutions to use no less than 50 percent of the funds received from Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus (including eligible expenses under a student’s cost of attendance such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and childcare). On April 9, 2020, the ED published documents related to the Emergency Financial Aid Grants, including a letter [PDF] from Secretary Betsy DeVos, a Certification and Agreement [PDF] form for signing and returning by institutions to access the funds, and a list of institutional allocations under 18004(a)(1) [PDF].

The Certification and Agreement directs each institution applying for HEERF funds to comply with Section 18004(e) of the CARES Act and submit an initial report (the “30-day Fund Report”) to the Secretary thirty (30) days from the date of the institution’s Certification and Agreement to ED. Each HEERF participating institution must post the information listed below on the institution’s primary website. The following information must appear in a format and location that is easily accessible to the public 30 days after the date when the institution received its allocation under 18004(a)(1) and updated every 45 days thereafter.

Quarterly Budget & Expenditure Reporting Institutional Funds