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Emergency and Supplemental Assistance

COVID Relief Funds for all enrolled Students Cash rebates for returning and current students

Emergency Assistance for RCC studentsWildfire Emergency Assistance

Financial Aid at RCCLibrary items for rent during term for RCC students

Ossies Cupboard campus food pantry SNAP program for students

STEP program for RCC students

Osprey Care Fund

The Purpose of Osprey Care Funds are to ensure that currently enrolled students with unexpected/unanticipated/unforeseen circumstances and/or emergencies in their personal lives can continue making academic progress toward a diploma or certificate from RCC, unimpeded by a small, fiscal barrier. To apply for funds, please fill out the Osprey Care Fund Application, which when completed will be routed to the Osprey Care Fund Team for review. If you need help completing the application, please call 541-956-7443 or email

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.

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

COVID Relief Grant I: Assisting Our Students
(All funds have been distributed, see COVID Relief Grant II for current grants.)
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.