Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) Act

The Summer 2021 Application is currently closed. The Fall 2021 Application will open on Monday, July 19th.

Austin Community College is here to help you succeed. In spring 2021, ACC received CRRSA Act 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 Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act 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.

Effective May 11, 2021: Austin Community College has received additional guidance from the Department of Education regarding CRRSA eligibility & requirements. See below for updates.

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 CRRSA 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.

Applications are reviewed in the order they are received. Federal funds are limited and not guaranteed. 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 CRRSA Frequently Asked Questions.

CRRSA Fund Application

Federal funds are limited and not guaranteed. Applications will be reviewed in the order they are received.