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WASHINGTON - secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced a new program of grants to institutions support higher education the emerging pandemic of the strongest and most capable coronavirus to expand educational opportunities for students.

Donations can be used in a variety of ways, including operations resume, support for students, reducing disease transmission, and develop more flexible models of instructional delivery for students who can not or choose not to attend classes in person. This grant program also recognizes the benefits for students from high school to begin his career college early - while they are in school - and gives priority to applicants who plan to expand opportunities for students who live or attend high school in an area of ​​opportunity or the rural community.

"This grant program will help students stay on track toward their educational goals by maintaining their learning opportunities and even create new ones," said Secretary of DeVos. "For schools that need, these grants will help keep their doors open and pave the way to become stronger than before."

expanded opportunity postsecondary program funds for institutional resilience and (IRepo) will come from the Stabilization Fund for Education (FSE), authorized by the Aid Coronavirus, Relief and economic security (CARES) Act, which was signed by President Donald J. Trump on March 27, 2020.

will be given priority for grants to colleges and universities with major unmet needs related to COVID-19. In addition, the proposals will receive additional consideration if:

  • Provide opportunities for dual enrollment students who live or attend school in a community or opportunity Rural Area;
  • are led by, or include historically as partners Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), minority tribal colleges services institutions (MSIs), and / or development of institutions that are eligible to participate in the programs title III or title V; and / or
  • undertake to models develop more resilient instructional delivery, such as distance education, making learning possible even when students can not be physically present on campus any reason.

    Application packages for these competitions will be available within two weeks. Applicants will have 60 days to apply from the publication of the call for applications (NIA) in the Federal Register. Additional information about scholarships can be found here.

    The Department continues to update www.ed.gov/coronavirus with information on local leaders COVID-19 for students, parents, educators, and.

    For more information about COVID-19, visit the following websites :. coronavirus.gov, cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html and usa.gov/coronavirus

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