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Crisis Grants

Hennepin Technical College has assistance available for students facing unexpected financial emergencies during the spring 2022 semester. The crisis grants were created to help students stay in college and achieve their educational goals. Funds are dispersed on a first come, first served basis to eligible students while funds last. Updates will be made based on the HTC Team and/or System Office's request.

The HEERF Crisis Grant fund has closed and all funds have been disbursed. The Hennepin Technical College Foundation has limited funds available for emergency situations.

Before applying, please read the following information carefully.



  1. Be enrolled in the current semester and registered for 6 or more credits
  2. Not have received a HTC Foundation crisis grant this academic year
  3. Submit a bill for one of the following eligible expenses
  4. Bill must be in the student’s name
  5. Payment will be addressed and sent to the creditor directly
Eligible Expenses Include: 
  • Utilities
  • Housing/Rent
  • Medical/Dental Expenses
  • Personal Automobile Expenses
  • Books or course materials
  • Classroom technology support
  • Academic support
  • Child Care
  • Food/Meals
  • Public Transportation/Bus Pass
  • Gas


  1. Complete a Crisis Grant Application online for spring semester 2022 (students requesting funds for future semesters are not available until that specific semester begins. If you are requesting for a past enrolled term, please indicate that in your application.)

    Crisis Grant Application

  2. Your application will be reviewed for eligibility for a HTC Foundation Crisis Grant. You will receive an email following up within two business days after submission.
  3. If you are eligible for a HTC Foundation crisis grant, you will be required to submit a copy of an eligible bill/expense to be paid. 


  • Recipients are responsible for following up with the Student Financial Support Coordinator, if needed.
  • Recipients agree to follow-up with a Hennepin Technical College Counselor for additional resources and support if needed.


HTC Foundation Crisis Grants
If approved for funding, payment will be made to the creditor on the student’s behalf, not directly to the student. Foundation Crisis Grants are available up to $500 one time per academic year.


Recipients may be asked to participate in follow-up studies or promotional efforts, including sharing their story regarding how the Crisis Grant enabled them to stay in college.



Contact the Student Financial Coordinator El Langland at or by phone at 952-955-1300.