CARES Act: Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund
Update: Institutions should feel free to upload their Certificates of Agreement to grants.gov at their convenience. When filling out the Certificate of Agreement, please remember to enter the institution’s 50% direct-to-student allocation on the certificate, not the full 100% allocation. The availability of the remaining 50% of these funds will be announced soon.
Please refer to the posted instructions below on navigating the grants.gov website and uploading Certificates of Agreement, and please refer to the Secretary’s letter below for guidance regarding distribution and usage of these funds. The opportunity number is ED-GRANTS-041020-003. If you have any additional questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Chris McCaghren, deputy assistant secretary for higher education programs, at 202-453-7337 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Grants.gov Submission Procedures and Tips for Applicants: PDF (169K)
- A Guide for how to apply for funding in GRANTS.gov: PDF (170K)
- Visual aid: PDF (1.2M)
Letter from the Secretary
CARES Act grant funding cover letter: PDF (138K)
A Certificate of Agreement
CARES HEERF Certification and Agreement: PDF (141K)
Allocations for Section 18004(a)(1) of CARES Act: PDF (1.28M)
Methodology for Calculating Allocations: PDF (138K)
If you have questions concerning this program, please submit them via e-mail to HEERF@ed.gov.