The Department of Education’s Office of Inspector General issued the Guide for Compliance Attestations Engagements for Proprietary Schools Expending Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Grants on March 31.
The Department of Education’s webinar provided some helpful additional context and explanation regarding the October 30 HEERF institutional reporting requirements.
In this post, we recap previous guidance from the Department of Education, as well as the newest updates focused on the institutional portion of the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund.
ED Issues Interim Final Rule on Student Eligibility for HEERF Funding While Courts Grant Preliminary Injunctions
On June 17, the US Department of Education issued an interim final rule limiting student eligibility for CARES Act emergency grants.
The Department of Education issued guidance directing postsecondary institutions to publicly disclose on their websites detailed information and data on how they allocate emergency student grant funding under the CARES Act’s HEERF.
On April 21, the US Education Department announced the release of the remaining $6 billion of stimulus funding under the CARES Act’s Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund to help institutions with COVID-19-related costs.
The Department of Education made available another $3 billion in grant funding under the CARES Act, which will go to states to provide emergency support for education.
ED Releases CARES Act Stimulus Funding for Emergency Student Grants, Subject to Institutional Certification
ED announced it will release a portion of the CARES Act higher education funding to allow institutions to make emergency student grants.
The CARES Act authorizes ED to allow institutions to ease certain federal student aid requirements, provide relief for certain students and borrowers with federally held student loans and relax certain requirements.