- The Federal Student Aid Office posted CARES Act guidance on the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) reporting (May 8, 2020).
- ED released applications for two CARES Act grants to assist states that have been most affected by the coronavirus. Additional details, resources, and deadlines on the Rethink K12 Education Models Grants and the Reimagining Workforce Preparation Grants can be found on its website.
- ED announced that $1.4 billion in additional CARES Act funding will be directed to minority serving institutions (MSI) and institutions supporting students with low-income (April 30, 2020).
- On April 29, 2020, ED published Fact Sheets providing details for:
- On April 28, 2020, ED issued a Q/A document on Fiscal Management of Vocational Rehabilitation Services Program specific to COVID-19.
- ED recommended that Congress pass no additional waivers concerning Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE), Least Restrictive Environment (LRE), and Disabilities Education Act, reiterating that all students must continue to learn in the midst of the COVID-19 emergency (April 27, 2020).
ED announces emergency relief funds are now available to support continued learning and education for K-12 students. Guidance and other resources can be found here (April 23, 2020).
ED announces Higher Education Emergency Relief funds are now available to colleges and universities. Guidance and other resources can be found here (April 21, 2020).
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced on April 14, 2020 that career and technical education (CTE) programs can donate unused personal protective equipment and medical supplies to support coronavirus response.
On March 23, 2020, the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services’ Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) issued a Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Q&A document. The WIOA Q&A document outlines RSA's plans for implementing performance accountability provisions under title I of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) as State Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) agencies seek to provide continuity of operations for individuals with disabilities in the current COVID-19 environment. Full QA document available online at www.ed.gov; direct link here.
- ED posted the following COVID-19 FAQs: