HEERF Grant I (CARES Act) Reporting
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CARES Act – Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF)Grants to Students Required 30-day Report (July 7, 2020; updated Aug. 21, 2020; updated Oct. 5, 2020; updated Jan. 4, 2021 — FINAL)
On March 27, 2020, the President of the United States signed the CARES Act (H.R. 748), which provides emergency relief funds to organizations and individuals affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF), found in Section 18004 of the CARES Act, provides funding to institutions of higher education "to prevent, prepare for and respond to coronavirus."
The following information is provided by Brandeis University University as required by the Department of Education (ED) to comply with the reporting requirements under the CARES Act. The first report was submitted within 30 days of receipt of the funds; subsequent updates were posted 45 days after the first and then 10 days after each quarter thereafter, ending with Dec. 15, 2020, the date on which all funds were expended.
1. Acknowledgement that the institution signed and returned to the Department the Certification and Agreement and the assurance that the institution has used, or intends to use, no less than 50% of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students
2. Total amount of funds that the institution will receive or has received from the Department pursuant to the institution's Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students
3. Total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of the date of submission (i.e., as of the 30-day report and every 45 days thereafter)
4. Estimated total number of students at the institution eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act
5. Total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act
6. Method(s) used by the institution to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act
7. Instructions, directions or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants