Notice Reopening the Application Period for Certain Applicants Under the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF), Sections 18004(a)(1), 18004(a)(2), and 18004(a)(3); Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act


Robert L. King
December 23, 2020


Office of Postsecondary Education, Department of Education.




The Secretary is reopening the application period for certain institutions of higher education (IHEs) that previously applied for HEERF, CARES Act funds. The Secretary takes this action to specifically allow those eligible applicants that previously submitted timely applications but were denied funding due to technical errors with their submission, additional time to submit their Certifications and Agreements (applications), and associated data submissions for approved information collections under OMB control numbers 1801-0005, 1840-0842, and 1840-0843. This reopening also permits prior applicants that did not apply for the full amount of their allocation within a particular funding stream to resubmit their applications, in order to receive the full allocation amount they were eligible to receive. This reopening does not apply to any IHE that did not apply for HEERF, CARES Act funds during a previous open period, or allow an IHE to apply to a new CARES Act funding stream.


Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: January 11, 2021.