In less than two hours, the U.S. Department of Education will give a breifing on COVID-19 and the CARES Act stimulus package according to a memo just blasted out by ED.

It reads:

” Good morning higher education stakeholders,
Please join senior officials from the U.S. Department of Education for a COVID-19 briefing. The briefing will provide an overview of the Department’s implementation of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, focused on funding allocated to higher education institutions to ensure learning continues. The call will take place on Tuesday, April 21 at 2 p.m. EDT and you may join the call five minutes prior to the start time. To participate, please dial 1-877-692-8955 OR 234-720-6979 and then enter the following Access Code: 7130976#. This briefing is for higher education stakeholders only and is not open to the press.

U.S. Department of Education”


Following the call, ED posted the following informationto their websites. Links are are posted below for your easy reference.

PRESS RELEASE: Secretary DeVos Delivers $6 Billion in Additional Grant Funding to Support Continued Education at America’s Colleges, Universities

COVID-19 (“Coronavirus”) Information and Resources for Schools and School Personnel

Frequently Asked Questions about the Institutional Portion of the HEERF under Section 18004(a)(1) and 18004(c) of the CARES Act

The Department continues to update ed.gov/coronavirus with information for students, parents, educators and local leaders about how to prevent the spread of COVID-19.