Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund

U.S. colleges and universities can now provide free medical consultations and counseling to students as a result of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, Economic, and Security (CARES) Act.

We’re committed to providing the quality telehealth services that your students deserve, now more than ever.

According to the Secretary of Education letter released on April 9, 2020,

The most significant portion of that funding allocation provides that $12.56 billion will be distributed to institutions using a formula based on student enrollment.

The act specifically states that your institutional funds are “to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus” so long as such costs do not include payment to contractors for the provision of pre-enrollment recruitment activities, endowments, or capital outlays associated with facilities related to athletics, sectarian instruction, or religious worship.

A telehealth program that is designed to take care of your students’ physical and mental health needs is a prime example of the purpose for which these funds are intended.

In order to access these funds, all institutions must sign and return the Certificate of Funding and Agreement via grants.gov Applicant Registration, acknowledging the terms and conditions of the funding.

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If you’d like to get your virtual healthcare center up and running but haven’t received funding yet, we’re able to defer payment to ensure your students can begin receiving the care they need immediately.