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Emergency and Supplemental Assistance

COVID Relief Grants

COVID Relief Grant I: Assisting Our Students
To assist students who have been adversely affected by the coronavirus pandemic, Rogue Community College distributed $1,261,641 in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding to eligible students during spring term 2020 and winter term 2021. All funding has been awarded. Here you will find more information on the CARES Act student grants.

COVID Relief Grant II: Supporting Our Students
Continuing our support for students who have been adversely affected by the coronavirus pandemic, Rogue Community College will distribute $1,261,641 in funding from the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) of 2021 to eligible students enrolled in Spring Term 2021. Here you can learn more about eligibility and the application to apply for this grant.

Apply for COVID Relief II Grant

Wildfire Support

Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) - State of Oregon
To qualify, your unemployment must be a direct result of a major disaster under any one of five conditions:

  1. You no longer have a job as a direct result of the major disaster.
  2. You are unable to reach your place of employment as a direct result of the major disaster.
  3. You were going to start work and you don't have a job or you are unable to reach the job as a direct result of the major disaster.
  4. You are the breadwinner or major support for a household because the head of the household has died as a direct result of the major disaster.
  5. You can’t work because of an injury caused as a direct result of the major disaster.

In addition to the above conditions, you must meet normal eligibility requirements for an Oregon Unemployment Insurance claim. Unlike regular unemployment, self-employed individuals may be eligible for benefits.

Repairing/Rebuilding after a Wildfire - Resources You Can Use (pdf)
On September 15, 2020, President Donald J. Trump approved a request for an Oregon Disaster Declaration from Wildfires and Straight-line Winds, which resulted in DR-4562-OR. The FEMA Hazard Mitigation mission, to protect lives and prevent or reduce the loss of property from hazard events, aligns directly with the FEMA Mission Statement of helping people before, during, and after disasters.  Hazard Mitigation is defined as sustained action taken to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to people and property from hazards and their effects. 

Here you will find a list which has been compiled specifically for the issues at hand as a result of this event.  Links and QR codes are displayed next to the name of the publication. 

We encourage you to review these documents and implement the efforts which you feel are best for your situation.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at: 

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Mitigation Division, Region 10

Relief Funds
You may request relief funds for things like textbooks, equipment, transportation costs, and food by completing this Relief Funds Form (PDF). Download the Relief Funds form to your computer and make sure to open it up in the lastest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader.(link is external) This will allow you to fill out the form and save it with your information included. Send back the completed form and supporting documents to for processing.

Gift Cards
Students that are currently enrolled may request a gift card for things like food or gas from Advising Case Managers and Counselors.  Please email or An Advising Case Manager or Counselor will follow up with you to discuss your needs and how best they can assist you.  Gift cards are limited to a maximum of $50 per term and are intended to help students meet their basic needs.

STEP Program
RCC participates in the SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) Training and Employment Program (STEP).  If you receive SNAP benefits and are earning your GED, building your English skills, or pursuing a career focused program the you may qualify for the STEP program.  STEP participants can receive added resources to help cover transportation, tuition, fees, books, and some other expenses.  If you are interested in the STEP program please contact Brandon Atkins at

SNAP Benefits
SNAP eligibility has been expanded for college students.  If you meet income guidelines and are enrolled in a college program that leads towards employment you may qualify for SNAP benefits which can help pay for food.  You can learn more about SNAP benefits in Oregon at on the Partner’s for a Hunger Free Oregon SNAP for Students website.

You can apply for SNAP benefits through Oregon’s Department of Human Services (DHS) website.  Please note that during an interview with a DHS worker you will need to explain what job you intend to get when you complete your education.

Check Financial Aid Eligibility
You may have additional financial aid you could access to help pay for educationally related expenses including tuition, fees, books, housing, transportation, and food.  Please contact a Financial Aid Advisor ( to discuss your individual situation.

Library Services
Did you know that RCC’s libraries allow students to borrow textbooks and laptops?  If you are interested in these services please visit the Library’s website or contact them at 541-956-7152.