Rapid Response Grant Offered to Women Students

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Rapid Response Grant Offered to Women Students

With the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic halting access to needs and interrupting streams of income, the Rapid Response Grant program hopes to serve as a bridge of support for women. Women working toward a degree or certification at Coahoma can apply for reception of grant aid starting Monday, June 8, 2020. 

Rapid Response Grant Offered to Women Students

Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations; (662) 621-4057 - Melody Dixon

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Thu Jun 4, 2020

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By way of the Women’s Foundation of Mississippi, Coahoma Community College has been awarded a Rapid Response grant. With the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic halting access to needs and interrupting streams of income, the grant program hopes to serve as a bridge of support. Women working toward a degree or certification at Coahoma can apply to receive resources essential to sustenance as well as remote learning.

These funds cover food pantry items, hygiene products, transportation, housing, elder care, health and wellness, and technology for students completing courses virtually.

The Rapid Response Grant Program acts as a safety net for women and girls.

Early Childhood Academy coaching specialist NeKedra Blockett was able to land the grant for women students of CCC successfully. She recognizes that it can give the students an extra boost in a time of distress throughout the nation.

“This would be short-term help to give the women some kind of comfort,” said Blockett.

“We just want to do what we can to service our students, to make sure they’re able to continue their education without any loopholes that might be affecting them. We want to make sure they have what they need until things kind of level back out.”

Enrolled women can apply for reception of grant aid starting Monday, June 8, 2020.

For more information, contact NeKedra Blockett at 621-4139 or nblockett@coahomacc.edu.