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Yearly Archives: 2021

CLIENT ALERT: U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION RELEASES GUIDANCE ON THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN (HEERF III)

The U.S. Department of Education (“Department”) recently issued a set of frequently asked questions (“FAQs”) on the American Rescue Plan Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (“HEERF III”). Congress passed the American Rescue Plan Act (“ARP”) in March of 2021 to provide approximately $40 billion for colleges and universities in their […]

  May 13, 2021  |  By    |   On Client Alerts

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION ANNOUNCES COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW OF TITLE IX REGULATIONS ISSUED BY THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION

By: Debbie Osgood and Linh T. Nguyen In a press release and letter issued earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) has outlined its approach to implementing President Biden’s March 8, 2021 Executive Order on Guaranteeing an Educational Environment Free from Discrimination on the […]

  Apr 7, 2021  |  By    |   On Compliance - Title IX

Client Alert: U.S. Department of Education Releases Guidance on the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund

Last week, the U.S. Department of Education (“ED”) issued much-anticipated guidance to higher education institutions on the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (“HEERF”). For an overview of HEERF I, HEERF II, and HEERF III funds, please visit our previous blog posts. The new guidance, issued in three documents, addresses accounting […]

  Mar 22, 2021  |  By    |   On Client Alerts

The American Rescue Plan Act and Its Impact to the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund

On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (“ARP”). The ARP is a $1.9 trillion economic stimulus bill intended to speed up the nation’s efforts to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. For the higher education community, the ARP provides almost $40 billion for colleges […]

  Mar 22, 2021  |  By    |   On COVID-19 and Cares Act (EDUCATION)

Potential Changes to Title IX Under the New Administration: Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation

On January 20, 2021, President Biden issued an Executive Order on Preventing and Combating Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity or Sexual Orientation. The Executive Order suggests that there will be a reversal of many of the Trump Administration’s approaches to LGBTQ equality that will broaden the protections of […]

  Feb 4, 2021  |  By    |   On Compliance - Title IX