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NWACC is a recipient of a number of grants. Select a grant to learn more about it and how the college utilizes such funds to serve students, employees and our community.  

NorthWest Arkansas Community College – Cares Act

NorthWest Arkansas Community College signed and returned to the Department of Education, the Certification and Agreement and the assurance that the institution has used, or intends to use, no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students on April 21, 2020.

NWACC has been awarded $9,292,895  that the institution will receive or has received from the Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.

NWACC used eligibility for federal financial aid to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act. 

NOTE: Student Emergency Financial Aid Grant information is now included in the Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reports, beginning with the June 2022 report.

View the Education Stabilization Fund, a link to NWACC's annual report located on the ESF transparency portal. The public can review the full details of NWACC's HEERF grant usage over the last calendar year.

In October 2018, NWACC was awarded a five-year Title III grant of approximately $2.2 million from the U.S. Department of Education's Strengthening Institutions Program (SIP) and the Higher Education Act.

Learn more about the Title III grant

NWACC's Adult Education program is grant funded. View the Adult Education web pages to learn more. 

NWACC's Integrated Design program has received grant funding from the National Science Foundation. Awards are: Integrating Interdisciplinary Design Thinking and Applied Design Thinking for Product Development.

NWACC's apprenticeships are grant funded. View NWACC's Skilled Trades web page to learn more. 

NWACC's Career Pathways program is grant funded. View the Career Pathways web pages to learn more.