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Secretary DeVos Delivers $6 Billion in Additional Grant Funding to Support Continued Education at America’s Colleges, Universities
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced in a press release on April 21, 2020 that after quickly making available more than $6 billion for colleges and universities to provide direct emergency cash grants to students, an additional $6.2 billion is now available to higher education institutions to ensure learning continues. The Department developed a webpage dedicated to how institutions can access these critical institutional funds.
CECU Readout of the U.S. Department of Education’s Briefing on COVID-19 and CARES Act
The April 21, 2020 call focused on the Department providing new clarifying guidance regarding the use of the emergency financial aid grants to students as well as announcing that the Department is making immediately available to postsecondary institutions the remaining $6.2 billion for the institutional share of funds made available under the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund.
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