Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE): Emergency Assistance to Institutions of Higher education Program CFDA Number 84.938T (ED GRANTS 050318 002)



Opportunity Information:

  • The Department of Education in the disaster prevention and relief, education sector is offering a public funding opportunity titled "Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE): Emergency Assistance to Institutions of Higher education Program CFDA Number 84.938T" and is now available to receive applicants.
  • Interested and eligible applicants and submit their applications by referencing the CFDA number(s): 84.938.
  • This funding opportunity was created on May 03, 2018.
  • Applicants must submit their applications by Aug 01, 2018 Applications Available May 3, 2018. Deadline for Transmittal of Pre-Applications June 4, 2018. Deadline for Transmittal of Applications August 1, 2018. Pre-applications and applications for grants under this program may be submitted in one of two ways a. Email an electronic version of your pre-application or application in PDF (Portable Document Format) to, or b. Mail the original and two copies of your pre-application or application by express mail service through the U.S. Postal Service or through a commercial carrier to Beatriz Ceja, Office of Postsecondary Education, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW, Room 260-04, Washington, DC 20202-6200. The amount of time it can take to email a document will vary depending on a variety of factors, including the size of the document and the speed of your internet connection. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you do not wait until minutes before the deadline to begin emailing your pre-application or application. For information on requirements when submitting paper pre-applications or applications, please see the Common Instructions for Applicants to Department of Education Discretionary Grant Programs, published in the Federal Register on February 12, 2018 (83 FR 6003) and available at Note We may consider late pre-applications or applications after on-time submissions are evaluated. We may reserve funds to accommodate additional requests because all of the costs of remedying the effects of the covered disasters or emergencies may not yet be known. No funds will be available after September 30, 2022..
  • Each selected applicant is eligible to receive up to $20,000,000.00 in funding.
  • The number of recipients for this funding is limited to 150 candidate(s).
  • Eligible applicants include: Public and State controlled institutions of higher education, Private institutions of higher education, Others (see text field entitled Additional Information on Eligibility for clarification).



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