Office of Postsecondary Education - US Department of Education (DOE)
Grants to USA institutions of higher education for Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic relief and recovery, and to provide financial assistance to students to offset costs associated with the pandemic. Applicants are advised that required registration may take several weeks to complete.
Under ARP section 2003, grant awards under this program may be used to (1) defray expenses associated with the coronavirus, including lost revenue, reimbursement for expenses already incurred, technology costs associated with transitioning to distance education, faculty and staff training, and payroll; and (2) provide financial aid grants to students (including students exclusively enrolled in distance education), which may be used for any component of the student's cost of attendance or emergency costs due to the coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, health care, mental health care, or child care. In making financial aid grants to students, an institution must prioritize grants to students with exceptional need, such as Pell recipient students. IHEs are urged to make financial aid grants to students to the maximum extent possible.
Additionally, under ARP section 2003(5), IHEs must use a portion of their funds under ALN 84.425M to (1) implement evidence-based practices to monitor and suppress coronavirus in accordance with the public health guidelines; and (2) conduct direct outreach to financial aid applicants about the opportunity to receive a financial aid adjustment due to recent unemployment status or other changes in financial circumstances as described in section 479A of the HEA (20 U.S.C. 1087tt).
GrantWatch ID#: 198338
Institutions must expend funds received under this program within 12 months of obligation of the funds by the Department.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
For Further Information contact:
Karen Epps, U.S. Department of Education,
400 Maryland Avenue, SW, room 250-64,
Washington, DC 20202
Department of Education HEERF Customer Care Center, Phone: (202) 377-3711. Email: HEERF@ed.gov.
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