Posted Date: June 12, 2009
Author: Jeff Baker, Director Policy Liaison and Implementation, Federal Student Aid
Subject: Reminder of the Deadline for Applying for Campus-Based Waivers and Reallocated Funds Based on a Major 2008 Natural Disaster
On May 15, 2009 we posted a Dear Colleague Letter (CB-09-03) that described new statutory waivers of some of the campus-based program requirements. The May 15, letter also announced a revised process for the reallocation of unspent 2008-2009 campus-based funds for institutions located in areas affected by a major 2008 natural disaster. The waivers and additional funds are for the 2009-2010 award year. We want to remind institutions to review the May 15, letter because the deadline date for submitting waiver requests and request for reallocated funds is Monday, June 15, 2009.
If your institution was located in a county (or parish or municipality) that was designated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for "disaster assistance for individuals and households" as a result of a major 2008 natural disaster declared by the President, please review CB-09-03 regarding how a qualifying institution may apply for the campus-based waivers and/or apply for campus-based funds available for reallocation for the 2009-2010 award year. The FEMA designated county information is provided with CB-09-03.
Please note that the deadline for submitting waiver requests and request for reallocated funds is Monday, June 15, 2009.