Maricopa Emergency Management System Alert

  Spring 2021 SEMESTER COVID-19 UPDATE: The EMCC campus is open to EMCC employees and students attending on-campus classes. All student support services are available online. Students are encouraged to contact their instructors for additional information.

Basic Needs Assistance Event


JANUARY 21–24, 9:00 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Maricopa Community Colleges and the Department of Economic Security are partnering to provide students with information for food, cash, and medical assistance.


Nutrition Assistance

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as “Food Stamps”) provides assistance for individuals and families through monthly benefits, so they can purchase nutritious foods and stay healthy.

Cash Assistance

Cash Assistance through the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program provides temporary cash benefits and supportive services to the neediest of Arizona’s families, including families in which the dependent child is being raised by relatives, a legal guardian, or an unlicensed foster care provider.

Medical Assistance or Medicaid

Medicaid is the state medical assistance program for low-income individuals and families. Thousands of Arizonans each year receive medical insurance coverage to make doctor’s visits, get wellness exams, and receive immunizations, prenatal care, hospital care, and the prescriptions they need to maintain their health. DES determines eligibility for Medicaid, which is provided through the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS).


Students will be able to check their eligibility for these programs or get help applying. For more information, visit: