TCU COVID Resources

On March 13, 2020, a national emergency was declared to respond to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

On March 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, Public Law 116–136, was passed by Congress. This bill allotted $2.2 trillion to provide fast and direct economic aid to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

On December 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSAA) Act, Pub. L. 116-260, was passed by Congress. Attached to the CRRSAA, after some CARES Act programs being renewed had already expired, an additional $900 billion in stimulus relief for the COVID-19 on top of a $1.4 trillion omnibus spending bill (combining 12 separate annual appropriations bills) for the Federal Fiscal Year for 2021.

On March 2021, President Joe Biden and the 117th U.S. Congress passed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, Public Law 17-21; a $1.9 trillion for additional COVID relief assistance.

Collectively, these appropriations provided billions of dollars in immediate and long-term emergency assistance desperately needed by tribal communities, including providing vital resources to Tribal Colleges and Universities and their students. To assist TCUs, the College Fund has obtained the professional expertise of FSA to:

    • Provide a repository of resources, including but not limited to guidance from applicable federal granting agencies, and forms and templates that will assist TCUs spending plans and meeting reporting and documentation requirements for COVID Relief Funding;
    • Conduct four (4) synchronous training programs that support TCU learning and management of COVID Relief Funding, and
    • Provide one-on-one direct consulting on matters related to COVID Relief Funding.

COVID Relief Primary Points of Contact

TCUs wishing to learn more or access the services listed above contact Mike Myhre, FSA at mmyhre@fsa-ig.com or (850) 607-4844. Other primary points of contact include:

Federal Funding Agency Contact(s)
Education Stabilization Fund (ESF)
U.S. Department of the Interior – Bureau of Indian Education (BIE)
Tony L. Dearman, Director
Sharon Pinto, Deputy Bureau Director
Larry Palmer, Supervisory Budget Officer
1849 C Street, N.W., MS-4004-MIB
Washington, DC 20240
Telephone: (202) 208-7163
www.bie.edu

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF)
U.S. Department of Education – Office of Postsecondary Education
LBJ Building, 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W.
Washington, DC 20202
Main Telephone: 202-453-6914
American Indian Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities
Steve Sniegoski:  202-453-7542 Email:  steve.sniegoski@ed.gov
CARES Act Reporting Help Desk:  (888) 673-7310 or
CARESActReportingHelpDesk@ed.gov
HEERF Questions:  HEERF@ed.gov

COVID Relief Funding Templates and Tools

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Templates and Tools

COVID-19 Relief Team Time & Effort Report – Template

Expenditure Justification Form – Template

COVID-19 Relief Dashboard – Template

Expenditure Justification Form – Sample

COVID-19 Relief Dashboard – Sample

Subrecipient Agreement – Template

Subrecipient Monitoring Report – Template

COVID Relief Funding Training Programs

Session 1: TCU COVID Aid Best Practices Webinar, Aug. 19, 2021

TCU COVID Aid Best Practices Webinar, Aug. 19, 2021

TCU Covid Aid Best Practices Presentation Slides

Session 2: Navigating Allowability Session, Sept. 14, 2021

Navigating Allowability Session, Sept. 14, 2021

Navigating Allowability Presentation Slides

COVID Relief Funding Primary and Cited References & Sources

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Authorizing Legislation – The Law

DOE HEERF Program Statutory Language

1.3 – ARP Act P.L. 117-2 – Full Text v2021-03-11

1.2 – CRRSA Act PLAW 116-133 – Full Text v2020-12-27

1.1 – CARES Act P.L. 116-136 – Full Text v2020-03-27

HEERF FAQs (DOE)

HEERF FAQs – Audit Requirements 2021-03-08

HEERF FAQs – Lost Rev v2021-03-19

HEERF Guidance – Exp and Lost Rev Guidance v2021-03-19

HEERF I FAQs v2020-11-20

HEERF I v HEERF II Fact Sheet v2021-03-19

HEERF II FAQs – (a)(1) Only v2021-03-19

HEERF II FAQs – (a)(2) Only v2021-01-14

HEERF II FAQs – Allowable Exp v2021-03-19

HEERF III FAQs v2021-05-24

HEERF Institutional Profile Form

HEERF Terms and Conditions (DOE)

HEERF III (a)(1) Supplemental Agreement – Institutional Portion

HEERF II (a)(3) Supplemental Agreement SAIHE Program

HEERF II (a)(2) Supplemental Agreement – TCUs

HEERF II (a)(1) Supplemental Agreement – Student Aid Portion

HEERF II (a)(1) Supplemental Agreement – Institution Portion

HEERF I (a)(2) Certification and Agreement – TCUs

HEERF I (a)(1) Certification and Agreement – Student Aid Portion

HEERF I (a)(1) Certification and Agreement – Institutional Portion

HEERF DOE Grantee Reporting Letter 2021-01-28

ESF FAQs (BIE)

CRS Report – ESF Report v2020-08-06

BIE ESF II Funding Presentation

BIE ESF I Funding Presentation

BIE ED ESF Agreement v2020-06-12

BIE ED ESF Agreement – Amendment

Funding Allocation

COVID TCU Funding Allocations by Source

HEERF I – (a)(1) TCU Allocations

HEERF I – (a)(2) TCU Allocations

HEERF II – (a)(1) TCU Allocations

HEERF II – (a)(2) TCU Allocations

HEERF III – (a)(1) TCU Allocations

HEERF III – (a)(3) TCU Allocations

ESF I – BIE Direct TCU Allocations

ESF I – DOE Set-Aside TCU Allocations

ESF II – BIE TCU Allocations (CRRSAA)

ESF III – BIE Direct TCU Allocations