U.S. The Department of Education makes Available $ 36 billion in funds from the US Rescue plan to support students and institutions May 11, 2021 Contact: (202) 401-1576, press@ed.gov
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    The US Department of Education UU (ED) announced more than $ 36 billion in emergency grants today provided in the American Rescue Plan (ARP) act for postsecondary education. These subsidies will help more than 5,000 higher education institutions (institutions), including HBCUS, TCCUS and HSI, provide emergency financial assistance to millions of students and ensure that learning continues during the National Emergency Covid-19. Emergency funds provided by ARP plus double emergency aid help Available for students and institutions under the Aid, Relief and Economic Safety Law of Coronavirus (ACUE) and the Law of Town Hall Supplementary Assignments Response and Relief of Coronavirus (CRRSAA). This financing is provided by the ARP Higher Education Emergency Aid Fund (HEERF III), with a new formula that requires approximately half of the funds that must be used by each institution to provide direct relief to students.

    "These funds are fundamental to ensure that all students of our nation, particularly those that disproportionately affect the Covid-19 pandemic, have the opportunity to register, continue their education, graduate and persecute to his careers ". Said Secretary of Education of the United States, Miguel Cardona ". With this action, thousands of institutions will be able to provide direct relief to students who need it more, so that we can make sure that we not only recover from the pandemic, but also It recovers even stronger. than before. "

    Today's announcement will allow institutions to equitably expand the opportunity by directing resources to all students with exceptional financial need. It also reflects the broader commitment of education education to provide support, resources and guidance to institutions, students and communities throughout the pandemic. The above rounds of relief financing have already made direct impacts to millions of students across the country by providing emergency financial assistance to students affected by the pandemic, assistance with distance education and technology updates, and support services for the Student, among other uses.

    ARP will make critical investments in many of our nation's most recurrent institutions, educating students more affected by the pandemic, including more than $ 10 billion to community universities, more than $ 2.6 billion to historically black universities and universities (HBCUS), approximately $ 190 million to tribal controlled colleges and universities (TCCUS), and more than $ 6 billion to minority service institutions, such as HISPANO (HSI) service institutions and The American Asian and Native Service Institutions of the Pacific People's Instructions (AAFISIS), rather than duplicating the funds Available for these institutions under Cares and CRSAA.

    To help institutions quickly and effectively use ARP funds to support their students and communities, Ed also published a new guide that details how institutions can use these funds, among other things , Support vulnerable students, monitor and delete coronavirus, and rewind the students whose education was interrupted by the pandemic.

    Ways that financing can be used to have the greatest impact on students and communities include:

  • using emergency financial subsidies A Support students with exceptional needs: while That the pandemic has affected all students, has affected some students and their families especially hard and has exacerbated inequities within our educational system. Ed has launched a final rule that allows institutions to provide emergency assistance to all students. The ARP requires institutions to prioritize students with exceptional necessity, such as students who receive grants from Peel or Subscription

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