The U.S. Department of Education made the institutional funds portion of the CARES Act allocation available.
The funds are to “cover any costs associated with significant changes to the delivery of instruction due to the coronavirus.” Regarding uses of the institutional funds, the Secretary’s cover letter states: “ I encourage you to use the portion of your award for Recipient’s Institutional Costs to expand your remote learning programs, build your IT capacity to support such programs, and train faculty and staff to operate effectively in a remote learning environment. These activities will help ensure that learning can continue for your students during the Nation’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, and strengthen your position to support continued learning in the future. I also encourage you to consider using the funds for Recipient’s Institutional Costs to expand support for your students with the most significant financial needs arising from the coronavirus pandemic, including eligible expenses under a student’s cost of attendance, such as course materials, technology, health care, childcare, food, and housing.”
Click here to read the official Press Release from the U.S. Department of Education.
Click here for information on how to apply for the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund.