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Guidelines for FY20 Emergency Grant Aid
Through a grant extension agreement with The Foundation for Maine’s Community Colleges, The John T. Gorman Foundation (JTG) has made available emergency grant aid, to be made available to students enrolled in a Maine community college between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020. .
Funds are to be awarded to students who face an emergency situation or unanticipated and compelling circumstances that jeopardize their ability to successfully continue in school. Awards are not considered loans and are not expected to be repaid.
Award amounts are expected to range typically from $100 to $500. No student may receive more than $1,000 in JTG emergency aid during FY20.
To be considered eligible for JTG emergency aid, a student must:
- Be currently enrolled or registered for the upcoming semester
- Be in good standing
- Demonstrate financial hardship due to an emergency situation or unanticipated and compelling circumstances that jeopardizes their ability to successfully continue in school.
Expenses that fall within the scope of JTG emergency grant support include, but are not limited to:
- Transportation (including travel in the case of a death or illness of an immediate family member)
- Health care
- Food insecurity
- Dependent care
Costs that should not be considered:
- Optional programs, entertainment, recreation, non-emergency travel and other non-essential expenses