U.S. Department of Education: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE): Institutional Resilience and Expanded Postsecondary Opportunity Program

The Institutional Resilience and Expanded Postsecondary Opportunity (IREPO) Program aims to provide financial support to institutions of higher education (IHEs) with the greatest unmet needs related to coronavirus to enable them to resume operations, serve the needs of students, reduce disease transmission, and develop more resilient instructional delivery models, such as distance learning, to continue educating students who cannot or choose not to attend classroom-based instruction due to coronavirus.

Amount: $28,000,000 is available to make up to 19 awards that range from $1,000,000-$3,000,000. The project period is up to 24.

Eligibility: Institutions of higher education (IHEs)s with the greatest unmet needs related to coronavirus, defined as those that:

  • Had a student population enrolled at the beginning of the term that included March 13, 2020, or, if that date occurred during a break between terms, at the beginning of the term immediately prior to the break which included March 13, 2020, in which more than 30 percent of full-time students received a Pell Grant; and/or
  • Were underserved by other CARES Act programs either because (a) the institution did not receive a loan under the Paycheck Protection Program established by the CARES Act; and/or (b) the institution serves large numbers of part-time students and, as such, received a reduced per-student allocation under the CARES Act relative to institutions of the same or similar total enrollment that serve mostly full-time students; and (c) Had other unmet needs due to the novel coronavirus, as described by the institution in its application.

Deadline: October 20, 2020.

Resource Information
Funder U.S. Department of Education
Eligibility Institutes of Higher Education
Resource URL: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=328761
Sector COVID-19 Emergency Response, Education
Grant Amount $1,000,000-$3,000,000
Deadline October 20, 2020