CARES Act: Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act or, CARES Act, was passed by Congress and signed by President Donald Trump on March 27th, 2020. This bill allotted $2.2 trillion to provide fast and direct economic aid to the American people negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Of that money, approximately $14 billion was given to the Office of Postsecondary Education as the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund, or HEERF.
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September 28, 2020: The Department has recently announced its implementation of the quarterly public reporting requirement for CARES Act section 18004(a)(1) Institutional Share, (a)(2), and (a)(3) awards with a new draft form available here. First reports are due to be publicly posted on an institutions’ website by October 30, 2020, covering the period from the date of the first HEERF grant award through September 30, 2020. More information, including information on other HEERF program reporting requirements, are available on our new HEERF reporting page here.