On April 9, 2020, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced that more than $6 billion will be distributed immediately to colleges and universities to provide direct emergency cash grants to college students whose lives and educations have been disrupted by the coronavirus outbreak. The funding is available through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, signed into law by President Donald J. Trump in March.
It is CAVT’s position that relief funds are being offered to support students who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and who are attempting to continue their educational pursuits in spite of these hardships. As well, it is the responsibility of CAVT to administer these funds to eligible students in accordance with the provisions of Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
Please see the attached links below for more information about the program.