Grants Listing | NorthWest Arkansas Community College

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Grants Listing


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 $3,113,618. 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.

As of March 29, 2021, the total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act is $3,073,115.

The estimated total number of students at the institution eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act since May 2020 is 10,673.

As of March 29, 2021, the total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act is 9,308.

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. 

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