Emergency Funding Resources

ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for the Spring 2023 term

Eligible PTCC students (non-PSEO) experiencing unforeseen financial circumstances may complete the Emergency Grant Application for Emergency funding. Students only need to complete ONE application for the various funding sources listed below. Emergency funds are only available when classes are in session.

Emergency Funding Resources

American Rescue Plan (ARP)

  • ARP COVID related financial emergency include but are not limited to: anything related to COVID: reduction in hours due to having COVID, missed work due to having COVID or missed work due to caring for someone with COVID, loss of childcare, loss of employment. 

Emergency Assistance for Post Secondary Students (EAPS)

  • EAPS unforeseen financial emergency include but are not limited to: car repairs, past due utilities, sudden loss of income, lack of ability to purchase food.  

Initiative Foundation for Early Childhood Programs

  • Eligible students can receive up to $500 to help offset costs that create barriers to graduating from a PTCC Early Childhood program


  • ARP: Must be able to explain how COVID has affected their ability to finish the current semester.
  • EAPS: Experienced an unforeseen emergency that is preventing completion of college courses
  • Initiative Foundation: Early Childhood students who reside in one of the following counties: Benton, Cass, Chisago, Crow Wing, Isanti, Kanabec, Morrison, Mille Lacs, Pine, Sherburne, Stearns, Todd, Wadena, and Wright

PTCC staff will determine eligibility and notify student within 5-7 business days if they are will be awarded funding.  

If students is awarded the funds will be disbursed automatically to your PTCC student account and then released to your selected refund preference (direct deposit or bank mobile).


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