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AAU, Associations Urge Congress to Ensure Ed Department Quickly Implements CARES Funding

AAU joined ACE and 36 other higher education organizations on a letter to Senate leaders and Senate Appropriations Committee leaders urging them to ensure the Department of Education effectively implements any new initiatives included in the forthcoming “phase four” COVID-19 relief measure. The letter thanks the senators for the “modest financial support” included in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, but notes that “poorly executed implementation means that money is too easily spent ineffectively.” The organizations request that Congress work to “ensure the broadest possible availability of any financial assistance by prohibiting the department from further restricting student eligibility administratively.”

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