Education Department Releases State Plans for CARES Act Funding

Last week, the Department of Education published state plans for Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) and Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funding under the CARES Act. ESSER funds are awarded to states based on Title I allocations and can be spent for a variety of purposes including special education, remote education, mental health support, and other purposes. GEER funds can be spent to assist K-12 and higher education institutions in dealing with the effects of the pandemic.

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