SSEH and SEAG Grants
Edmonds College understands students face many challenges and we are working to provide resources and services. In 2019, the college was awarded two grants: A WA SBCTC Supporting Students Experiencing Homelessness Grant (SSEH) to support students experiencing homelessness and a Student Emergency Assistance Grant (SEAG). The grants run from January 2020 to July 2021.
As part of the Supporting Students Experiencing Homelessness Grant (SSEH), Edmonds College has a part-time campus and community resource navigator who connects campus and community partners with our housing insecure students.
The SSEH Grant supports (up to $1000 per student. per quarter):
- Emergency housing with hotel (3 day max)
- Rental assistance
- Laundry Vouchers with Maytag, Just Like Home Laundry (on 196th and 68th)
- Seaview Gym access to showers and lockers
- Kroger Gift Cards
- The Edmonds College Food Pantry (food and personal hygiene items) in partnership with Lynnwood Food Bank
For more information, contact the SSEH Grant office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Student Emergency Assistance Grant (SEAG) is open to currently enrolled students. The gran aims to assist those who are experiencing an unexpected emergency that impacts their ability to complete the quarter. The grant can help with housing, utilities, auto/transportation, childcare, and health-related expenses. Gift cards are available to help with groceries, gas, and more! Care coordinators will work with you to navigate community resources and explore long-term solutions.
Just submit an online application and a care coordinator will contact you.
For more information, please contact a care coordinator at email@example.com or at 425.640.1271.
Why the college applied for the grants:
Edmonds College participated in the Hope Center, #RealCollegeSurvey in the Fall of 2019.
- Invitations to complete the questionnaire were sent by email to approximately 6,300 Edmonds College students and 1,328 students participated (21.1% response rate).
- 39% of respondents experienced food insecurity in the prior 30 days (41% WA ctc's; 39% nationally) (Food insecurity defined as the limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate and safe food, or the ability to acquire such food in a socially acceptable manner)
- 51% of respondents experienced housing insecurity in the previous year (51% WA ctc's; 46% nationally) (Housing insecurity includes a broad set of challenges such as the inability to pay rest or utilities or the need to move frequently)
- 19% of respondents experienced homelessness in the previous year (19% WA ctc's; 17% nationally) (Homelessness means not having a stable place to live or experiencing living conditions that are considered signs of homelessness)
- Edmonds higher than national average for housing insecurity and homelessness in the previous year.
- 62% of students experienced at least one of the above forms of basic needs insecurity in the past year.