CARES Act Student Emergency Fund

Emergency funds in the form of a Federal Grant have been provided to Denmark Technical College to help students impacted by COVID-19. This funding provides direct emergency cash grants to students adversely impacted by the ongoing pandemic with unforeseen expenses, including:
  • food,
  • housing,
  • utilities,
  • transportation,
  • dependent care,
  • books,
  • course-related materials,
  • technology, and
  • medical expenses.
  • Applicants must be students currently enrolled at DTC during the Spring 2020 or Summer 2020 semester.
  • Applicants must be enrolled at Denmark Technical College in associates, technical, certificate, or basic education courses.  Students who are in dual credit (high school) and non-credit (Continuing Education) courses do not qualify.
  • Applicants do not need to be financial aid recipients or Pell-eligible to receive this funding.
  • Applicants must complete the application (see link below) including a statement related to how the COVID-19 has been impactful and how this funding will be used to alleviate any financial issues.
  • Please apply for your current needs.  You may reapply as other needs come about.
The Process:
  1. Follow the link below to complete and submit an application for the CARES Act Student Emergency Fund.
  2. After submitting your application Submit any relevant documentation.
  3. Requests will be reviewed by a committee and processed timely once we receive funds from the Department of Education.
  4. The average award amount varies based on the need.
  5. Documentation must be attached for all requests.  Please see the types of required documentation below. Additional documentation may be requested.
  6. Email notifications will be sent to Denmark Technical College student email accounts will be sent regarding the approval of each request along with information regarding the delivery of funds.
  7. If you have any questions regarding your application, please contact Ms. Avis Gathers at 803-682-0776 or
Documentation for Requests
CategoryRequired Documentation
HousingCopy of lease agreement, current rent invoice, or mortgage statement
UtilitiesCopy of a current utility bill from the provider
TransportationCopy of bus or taxi fee schedule
 Copy of bill or estimate from automotive company
Dependent CareCopy of current dependent care invoice from the provider
TechnologyItemized list of technology expenses. This can be an online invoice or estimate from a company such as Best Buy, Apple, or other company
Medical ExpensesCopy of a recent medical bill from the provider (Doctor’s Office, Pharmacy, etc.)
Course MaterialsCopy of book and/or supply fees
FoodDocumentation not required
All documentation must be recent and in the student’s name for consideration.
*Remember:  Your emergency must be related to COVID-19.

Complete the CARES Act Student Emergency Fund Applicatio