ARP: American Rescue Plan

The Spring 2022 ARP Application is now open.

 American Rescue Plan

Austin Community College is here to help you succeed. In summer 2021, ACC received American Rescue Plan (HEERF III) funding to support eligible students financially impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). These funds are a part of the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund, a federal grant funded by the American Rescue Plan (ARP) and are available to students currently enrolled at ACC. Federal funds are limited and not guaranteed. Applications are open to all students once enrolled at the college and are reviewed in the order they are received. You may also access additional community resources, ACC scholarships and Financial Aid.  

ARP funds are in addition to funds earlier authorized by the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund: Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) and the Coronavirus Aid, Recovery, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

Eligibility & Requirements

  1. You must have been an ACC student taking college credit, continuing education, dual credit or adult education courses anytime since March 13, 2020 (the date the President declared the COVID-19 national emergency).
  2. You must indicate on the ARP application that you have been financially impacted in some way by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  
  3. Your related expenses must have occurred since March 13, 2020.
  4. You can apply for and receive ARP or CRRSA once each semester.

Due to limited funding, ACC will prioritize currently enrolled students, Pell eligible students, undocumented students and other high need populations. ACC must adhere to federal guidelines set forth by the Department of Education (ED).

Please see ARP Frequently Asked Questions

ARP Fund Application

Federal funds are limited and not guaranteed. Applications will be reviewed in the order they are received. If you have received Fall CRRSA funding, you may not receive Fall ARP funding. We encourage you to apply for Spring ARP funding when our spring application becomes available. 

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