COVID-19 Emergency Grant


The COVID-19 Emergency Grant is a one-time $1000 grant available to Los Medanos College (LMC) students who are facing unexpected expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus.  Funds can be used to pay for any component of the student's cost of attendance or for emergency costs that arise due to the coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care), or child care.  This grant is separate from the CARES emergency funds that were available in 2020.  If you received an emergency grant in 2020, you are eligible to re-apply. Funds received do not need to be repaid. 


  • Who is eligible to apply?

    To apply for the COVID-19 Emergency Grant, you must:

    • be a first time applicant
    • be enrolled for the fall 2021 semester
    • have an unexpected financial emergency due to COVID-19

    To apply for other financial aid programs in addition to the Covid-19 Emergency Grant, students are highly encouraged to complete the 2021-2022 FAFSA or the 2021-2022 California Dream Act.

    For non-citizen students: The COVID-19 Emergency Grant is intended to defray costs related to the current public health emergency and is not "income maintenance" and therefore should not be considered a "public benefit" for public charge purposes. If you have lost income due to campus jobs being suspended, you should seek relief for lost earning through federal or state-funded COVID-19-related unemployment benefits rather than CARES Act emergency grants, because unemployment benefits are excluded from public charge determinations. If you are concerned about potential public charge consequences, consult with an immigration attorney. Click here for legal resources for undocumented students.

  • What qualifies as a financial emergency

    Qualifying COVID-19 emergencies include, but are not limited to:

    • inability to pay rent/mortgage
    • childcare needs due to school closure
    • technology needs for remote learning
    • medical emergencies
    • other qualifying emergency  

    The COVID-19 Emergency Grant may be used for:

    • food
    • housing or temporary shelter
    • utilities (gas, electricity, water)
    • transportation
    • technology (laptop, webcam, etc.)
    • internet access (wifi)
    • class supplies
    • childcare
    • healthcare costs
    • other emergency expense 
  • How to apply

    Note: The application is not formatted for mobile devices. Please use a desktop browser to complete the application.

    The application for fall 2021 is now open! 


    Click here to apply for fall 2021


  • What to expect after you apply

    Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until funds are exhausted. We anticipate a large influx of applications and will do our best to process the applications in a timely manner.

    Applicants will be notified of the status of their application via InSite email within the next 3-4 weeks. To expedite the process, we recommend you set up your disbursement option through Bank Mobile now, in the event that you are awarded the emergency funds. You must have submitted a FAFSA or California Dream Act Application to sign up for Bank Mobile. If you did not submit an application, you will need to wait until your emergency grant is approved before signing up for Bank Mobile.

    Signing up for Bank Mobile:

    Log into
    Once logged in, tap the FINANCIAL AID tile
    Select MY FA DISBURSEMENTS from the menu
    Select BANKMOBILE - FIRST TIME SETUP to choose your disbursement method

  • Additional Support/Resources


     LMC is also currently offering the following support that we highly encourage you to take advantage of:

    Ensuring Your Food Security

    The LMC Food Pantry is continuing to distribute free grocery bags to students during limited hours on Mondays and Fridays!?

    If you would like text or email reminders about when the LMC Food Pantry will be distributing food, complete the LMC Student Support Request Form:

    The LMC Food Pantry can also assist you with applying for CalFresh and help you determine if you are eligible to receive monthly electronic benefits that can be used to buy most foods at many markets and food stores.

    Counseling Support

    Maybe you have questions to help you be successful at LMC as you continue in your classes this fall or questions about which classes to take at LMC as you pursue your goals. Maybe you are just looking for someone to talk to during this difficult time.

    Make an appointment with an LMC Counselor online or by calling (925) 473-7449. Appointments are available via phone or Zoom video chat.

     Request Technology For Fall Classes

    LMC has a limited inventory of technology equipment available for student checkout for use with fall classes. Equipment includes laptops/Chromebooks, calculators, and headsets.

     If you need technology equipment to help you be successful in your fall classes, please complete this request form:

  • HEERF Student Emergency Grant Disclosure 
  • HEERF Institutional Funds Quarterly Report