Litigation Updates Applicable to certain institutions (Last Updated 9/8/2020)
The CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund-IHE/Student Aid provides funding to institutions to provide emergency financial aid grants to students whose lives have been disrupted, many of whom are facing financial challenges and struggling to make ends meet.
Students cannot apply for assistance directly from the U.S. Department of Education but should contact their institutions for further information and guidance. Institutions have the responsibility of determining how grants will be distributed to students, how the amount of each student grant is calculated, and the development of any instructions or directions that are provided to students about the grant.
How to Apply for Funding: HEERF-Student Aid
- Grants.gov Submission Procedures and Tips for Applicants
- Guide for how to apply for funding in GRANTS.gov :
Letter from the Secretary (April 9, 2020)
Frequently Asked Questions
- Cares Act HEERF Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under Section 18004(a)(1) and 18004(c) FAQs (Issued April 9, 2020 and revised January 28, 2021)
- Please see the updated statement referencing this document referencing this document on our HEERF Litigation Updates Page Here
- Cares Act HEERF Student FAQs (Issued May 15, 2020 revised January 28, 2021)
- Internal Revenue Service FAQs regarding CARES Act Grants (External Site)
The funding opportunity number is ED-GRANTS-041020-003. If you have questions concerning this program, please submit them via e-mail to HEERF@ed.gov, or by phone, at 202-377-3711.