Georgia educational programs to get second round of GEER funding
Governor Brian Kemp’s office made the announcement on Monday. In a second allotment of the Governors Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund, over $47 million in emergency assistance will go toward K-12 and higher education programs with a focus on addressing COVID-related “disruptions and challenges.”
This is the first installment of GEER II funding.
Included in the allocations, all K-12 teachers and paraprofessionals will get $125 for classroom expenses as part of $15.4 million in statewide classroom grants. Kemp’s student mental health initiative will get an additional $5.5 million for an extension through July 2023.
To address some pressing concerns in healthcare and the supply chain, $3.1 million will go toward three state universities to expand training opportunities for nurses, and $8.3 million will fund workforce training at six technical colleges.
Funds for eligible entities will be available through Sept. 30, 2023.