Each funding opportunity description is a synopsis of information in the Federal Register application notice.
For specific information about eligibility, please see the official application notice.
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Free Internet access to the official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations is available on GPO Access at:
http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/index.html.Please review the official application notice for pre-application and application requirements, application submission information, performance measures, priorities and program contact information.
Purpose of Program:
The Higher Education Disaster Relief Grants Program provides funds to institutions of higher education (IHEs) that are located in an area affected by hurricanes, floods, and other natural disasters occurring during 2008 for which the President declared a major disaster under Title IV of the Robert T.
Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act of 197 4. The funds may only be used to defray the expenses incurred by IHEs that were forced to close, or relocate, or whose operations were impaired as a result of damage directly caused by such hurricanes, floods, and other natural disasters occurring during 200 8. Funds may be used to cover lost revenue, reimbursement for expenses already incurred, and for construction.
Funds may also be used to enable these IHEs to provide grants to their students who attend the IHE for academic years beginning on or after July 1, 200 8. Criteria for Awarding Funds:
Under the Consolidated Security, Disaster Assistance, and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2009 (Pub.
110-329), only IHEs as defined in section 101 or section 102(c) of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), that are located in an area in which a major disaster was declared in accordance with section 401 of the Robert T.
Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act during calendar year 2008, are eligible to apply for funds under this program.
A list of these areas is available at:
http://www.gismaps.fema.gov/2008pages/lcurrent.shtm.Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number:
8 4. 938R.Applications for grants under the Higher Education Disaster Relief Program, CFDA number 8 4. 938R, must be submitted electronically using the Governmentwide Grants.gov Apply site at http://www.Grants.gov.
Through this site, you will be able to download a copy of the application package, complete it offline, and then upload and submit your application.
You may not e-mail an electronic copy of a grant application to us.
You may access the electronic grant application for the Higher Education Disaster Relief Grant Program at http://www.Grants.gov.
You must search for the downloadable application package for this program by the CFDA number.
Do not include the CFDA number's alpha suffix in your search (e.g., search for 8 4. 938, not 8 4. 938R).
The telephone number for the Grants.gov Helpdesk is 1-800-518-4726 or e-mail: