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Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund- Strengthening Institutions Program

*Strengthening Institutions include institutions that are not participating in the other MSI programs but have at least 50 percent of their degree students receiving need-based assistance under Title IV of the Higher Education Act or have a substantial number of enrolled students receiving Pell Grants, and have low educational and general expenditures.

How to Apply for Funding: HEERF- Strengthening Institutions Program

Letter from the Secretary (April 30, 2020)

CARES Act Certification and Agreement- Strengthening Institutions Program

Formula allocations


The funding opportunity number is ED-GRANTS-043020-004. If you have questions concerning this program, please submit them via e-mail to, or by phone, at 202-377-3711.


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Last Modified: 01/13/2021