Apr 13, 2020

U.S. Department of Education Releases Updated Information Regarding Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund of the CARES Act

Late on Friday, April 10, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education (“Department”) released additional instructions for institutions planning to apply for funds authorized by Section 18004 of the CARES Act as the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (“HEERF”). This new guidance updated and supplemented information the Department released a day...

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Apr 13, 2020

Fraud and Government Investigations in the Wake of Covid-19 Relief

Businesses across the country, large and small, are facing financial and operational challenges in the wake of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) public health crisis. To address those challenges, many businesses are taking advantage of local, state, and federal emergency relief programs, including programs available under the $2.2 trillion Coronavirus Aid...

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Apr 22, 2020

U.S. Department of Education Announces Emergency Relief Funds Now Available

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Education (“Department”) announced that more than $6 billion in Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (“HEERF”) aid for postsecondary institutions is now available. These funds were authorized by the CARES Act signed into law by President Trump last month and represent the second half of the...

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