News Posts: Disaster Recovery Unit


The Department is not accepting applications for this program at this time. This page will be updated to reflect the eligibility criteria for future applicants when funding is made available. 2019 Immediate Aid to Restart School Operations Program The 2019 Restart program provides funding for education-related disaster recovery activities in response to Hurricanes Florence and […]

Hurricane Help

2019 Eligible Declared Disasters PDF (160 KB) 2019 Initial Application for the Immediate Aid to Restart School Operations (Restart) Program Federal Register Notice PDF (44KB) Application Package PDF (166KB) Frequently Asked Questions For additional information about the 2019 Restart program, please visit the program’s homepage. 2019 Application for the Temporary Emergency Impact Aid for Displaced […]

Legislation, Regulation, and Guidance

  Authority The authority for this program is found in 20 U.S.C. 7131, and Title III of Division H of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016 (Pub. Law 114-113).   Applicable Regulations (a) The Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR parts 75, 77, 79, 81, 82, 84, 86, 97, 98, and 99. (b) […]

Frequently Asked Questions

Promoting Student Resilience FAQ’s can be found here.   Note:  This document has been formally rescinded by the Department and remains available on the web for historical purposes only.


  Who May Apply: Eligible applicants are local educational agencies (LEA) or consortia of LEA’s, from a community that has experienced Significant civil unrest.

Legislation, Regulations, and Guidance

2019 Immediate Aid to Restart School Operations Program Authorization Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Act of 2019, P.L. 116-20 (June 06, 2019). In enacting this legislation, Congress directed the Department to implement, with some modifications, certain provisions of the Hurricane Education Recovery Act, P.L. 109-148 (HERA). 2019 Disaster Supplemental, P.L. 116-20 2018 Immediate Aid […]

Funding Status

2019 The Disaster Supplemental, which was signed into law on June 6, 2019, provided $17.2 billion in supplemental appropriations to Federal departments and agencies for expenses related to the consequences of disasters in 2018 and 2019 for which a covered disaster or emergency has been declared, including $165 million for education-related disaster recovery activities.  The […]

Frequently Asked Questions

Immediate Aid to Restart School Operations – Frequently Asked Questions (December 2019) PDF Download (125K) Immediate Aid to Restart School Operations – Frequently Asked Questions (April 2018) PDF Download (117K) This information is being provided for historic purposes. Immediate Aid to Restart School Operations – Answers to Questions About Restart (January 6, 2006) MS WORD […]


2019 Immediate Aid to Restart School Operations Grants Under the 2019 Restart program, the Department awarded grants to eligible State educational agencies (SEAs) to assist local educational agencies (LEAs) and non-public schools with expenses related to the restart of elementary and secondary schools affected by the consequences of Hurricanes Florence and Michael, Typhoon Mangkhut, Super […]