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April 23, 2020

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Federal government funding has been allocated to assist Johnson County Community College students with covering unexpected expenses related to the disruption of campus operations and services due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

To qualify for a grant from the COVID-19 Relief Fund, students must be currently enrolled in 6 or more hours and be degree- and/or certificate-seeking at JCCC. There are no residency or citizenship requirements.

Eligible expenses include:

  • Books and supplies
  • Childcare needed due to JCCC’s Hiersteiner Child Development Center closure
  • Food insecurity related to campus MealSHARE program and food pantry inaccessibility
  • Loss of Financial Aid due to class cancellation
  • Technology costs such as a computer, equipment, software and internet service
  • Transportation costs to return to state/country of residence
  • Additional class costs such as testing and tutoring
  • Other reasons may be considered

Grants may not cover all costs requested or actually incurred. Students should document actual amounts paid and provide as many details as possible in the application explanation. The COVID-19 Relief Fund is limited and is offered as first come, first served. Students interested in taking advantage should complete the COVID-19 Relief Fund application.

The JCCC Foundation is also stepping up to increase financial assistance for students. Foundation-sponsored funds have been created to supplement federal grants related to the pandemic. In addition, nearly $1.5 million in existing Foundation scholarships will be awarded during the 2020-2021 academic year. Students should fill out the JCCC Scholarship Application and review the requirements.

“The Foundation is honored to partner with our outstanding Financial Aid team to ensure the broadest group of JCCC students are supported during this challenging time,” said Kate Allen, Associate Vice President of Institutional Advancement and Government Affairs.