Reminder: ED Announces Reopening of HEERF Application Period 

The Department of Education (ED) in a Federal Register notice published Friday, September 4 announced it would be reopening the application period for the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF), which provides more than $14 billion in emergency funding to higher education as a part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

“The Secretary is reopening the application period for institutions of higher education (IHEs) intending to apply for HEERF, CARES Act funds,” the notice reads. “The Secretary takes this action to allow eligible applicants additional time to submit their Certifications and Agreements (applications), and associated data submissions for approved information.”

The notice reopens the period for transmittal of applications for all eligible applicants until Sept. 30, 2020. NASFAA has compiled a timeline of the implementation of HEERF, which has been subject to a number of legal challenges and updated departmental guidance on how the funds are to be distributed.

Stay tuned to Today’s News for additional information concerning implementation of HEERF funds. 


Publication Date: 9/4/2020

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