Waiver Authorities and Other Flexibilities Available to the U.S. Department of Education in Responding to COVID-19

A 2019 Congressional Research Service (CRS) report describes Education-Related Flexibilities, Waivers, and Federal Assistance in Response to Disasters that the U.S. Department of Education (U.S. ED) has available to address issues related to COVID-19. The U.S. ED Office of Postsecondary Education recently issued Guidance for Interruptions of Study Related to Coronavirus (COVID-19) explaining flexibilities regarding online education for students whose instruction has been interrupted.

Please also see the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) webpage Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) for IES Grantees.

U.S. ED continues to update https://www.ed.gov/coronavirus with information for students, parents, educators, and local leaders about how to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

For more information about COVID-19, please visit the following websites: coronavirus.govcdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/, and usa.gov/coronavirus.

Any questions for the U.S. ED may be directed to COVID-19@ed.gov.