Emergency Assistance to Institutions of Higher Education
The Emergency Assistance to Institutions of Higher Education Program FY 2020 has closed.
Program Office: Institutional Service
CFDA Number: 84.938T
Program Type: Discretionary Grants
Also Known As: EAI
Under the 2019 EAI Program, we will award grants for emergency assistance to eligible IHEs affected by Hurricanes Florence and Michael, Typhoon Mangkhut, Super Typhoon Yutu, and wildfires, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions occurring in calendar year 2018 and tornadoes and floods occurring in calendar year 2019 for which a major disaster or emergency has been declared under section 401 or 501 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5170 and 5191) (hereafter referred to as “a covered disaster or emergency”). Funds will be awarded to assist activities directly related to mitigating the effects of a covered disaster or emergency on students and institutions. To the extent possible, we will prioritize projects that support students who are homeless or who are at risk of becoming homeless as a result of displacement related to a covered disaster or emergency; and IHEs that have sustained extensive damage by a covered disaster or emergency.
Types of Projects
Funds may be used for any activity authorized under the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended. In making an award, the Department will consider:
- Expenses already incurred by the institution in remediation of the effects of the covered disasters or emergencies;
- Estimated construction or reconstruction costs to repair or replace campus buildings damaged or destroyed due to the covered disasters or emergencies;
- Further need for the project: additional expected expenses, for any purpose authorized under the Higher Education Act, that are not included in #1 or #2 in remediation of the effects of the covered disasters or emergencies;
- Portion of the expenses in lines 1–3 above (dollars, not percent) directly serving students who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless as a result of displacement due to the covered disasters or emergencies; and
- How much of the expenses described in lines 1-3 above (dollars, not percent) that will be or have been reimbursed by insurance (property, business continuity, or other applicable insurance policy or self-insurance arrangement), other Federal agencies, and all public and private donors of any kind other than the institution itself.