Secretary Devos announces more than $ 4 billion available in emergency education grants so that governors help students continue to learn $ 2.75 billion reserved by Congress to support disadvantaged students in UN Public Schools on January 8, 2021 Contact: Press Office, (202) 401-1576, Press@ed.gov
  • Washington - The Secretary of Education of the USA UU Betsy Devos today announced more than $ 4 billion in additional emergency COVID, is now available for The governors to ensure that learning continues with students of all ages and all schools. This aid on emergency aid, the Governor Emergency Education Relief Fund (GEER), has two components: Supplementary Awards Gear II) and emergency assistance to public schools (EEA), which comprise $ 2.75 billion of the total. These funds are authorized by the Law on Supplementary Assignment and Relief of Coronavirus, 2021, (CRSA) Public Law 116-260, initiated in Law by President Donald J. Trump on December 27, 2020. In total, CRRSA authorizes $ 81.88 billion in support for education, in addition to the $ 30.75 billion, the Devos expeditiously provided this spring through the Aid, Recovery and Economic Security Law of Coronavirus (Cuidres).

    "As I said since the beginning of this pandemic, parents have a solid and decisive state, local and school leadership to ensure that their students can continue to learn in a way that works," said the secretary. Of you. "While some state and local education leaders have increased to the occasion, too many parents are frustrated by an impressive lack of access to learning in person for their children, each governor needs to use these funds from taxpayers to reopen safely and guarantee All. Students have the option to learn in person if that is what they want or need. The impact of school blockages has been disastrous for our students, especially those of low-income families. And, many students from private schools have Suffised because the interest groups have suffered., The politicians, and the cabilders previously played the policy and protected their own lucrative concerts with taxpayers' funds. It was delighted to see, this time, that congress finally recognized what this administration has said All the time: All students and all educators in all schools - Private, Parroq UIAL and public, they are affected by this pandemic, and they all need and deserve support for PPE, cleaning supplies, learning materials and more ".

    The $ 2 .75 billion in EAN funds provides services and assistance to non-public schools to address educational interruptions. These funds support the activities related to secure reopening schools, continuous instruction and approach to learning loss, including the following:

  • Educational cleaning facilities.
  • Getting personal protective equipment.
  • Improvement of ventilation systems.
  • Training and professional development to help educators implement new security practices.
  • Physical barriers to facilitate social distancing.
  • Test of Coronavirus and Contact Tracendo.
  • Educational technology.
  • Refrigerator instruction plans.
  • leased additional space to guarantee a safe social distancing.
  • Transportation costs.
  • Supports for remote and hybrid learning.
  • The loss of learning.
  • Reimbursement for many costs related to the Coronavirus.

    The department will assign the EAN awards to each Governor on the basis of the participation of its state of low-income and school-age children who are enrolled in non-public schools. The governors must present the request for EES. Nowadays, in less than half of the time provided by Congress, the department issued a notice to invite requests (NIA) for these funds. The governors are urged to apply immediately; The department will approve or deny US applications as soon as possible, probably within 24 hours.

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