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 $1,556,809.00 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 July 13, 2020, the total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act is $705,500.

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 is 3,894.

As of July 13, 2020, 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 3,894.

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. Students who are either recipients of federal financial aid, or eligible for federal financial aid, degree seeking students enrolled in at least 6 credit hours at NWACC, and not enrolled in a fully-online program. Students with an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of zero will receive $500, all other eligible students will receive $250.

CARES Act Funds - Student Certification/Eligibility Questions

The federal government’s CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act) provides funding for direct financial support to eligible students who have experienced disruption to their education due to COVID-19.

Guidelines regarding student eligibility are provided by the US Department of Higher Education. NorthWest Arkansas Community College has received funds to administer to eligible students impacted by COVID-19.

We understand that the disruptions caused by COVID-19 mean more than simply transitioning to online or remote coursework. For some, these disruptions can lead to food insecurity, uncertainty regarding housing arrangements, and other challenges. The college hopes that eligible students are able to use these funds in a way that will best help them continue their education at NWACC.

Please provide us with the following information. 

  1. Student Full Name (first and last)
  2. Student Identification Number
  3. Student Date of Birth
  4. Student Current Physical Mailing Address
  5. Please select one of the expenses the grant dollars will assist you with.

Allowable expenses include: housing, childcare, food, technology, and supplies for coursework.

I understand the emergency grant dollars I may be eligible to receive must be used for one of the following expenses in support of continuing my education at NorthWest Arkansas Community College.