ABSTRACT

Review of State Plans for Use of Governor's Emergency Education Relief Funds   [open pdf - 2MB]

From the Document: "The objectives of our review were to review States' initial 45-day GEER [Governor's Emergency Education Relief] Fund reports to determine how States plan to allocate funds to entities within the three authorized categories: local educational agencies (LEA), institutions of higher education (IHE), and education-related entities, and the criteria upon which these decisions were based; and review GEER Fund annual reports to identify changes to and progress made from the initial plans in the 45-day reports. To accomplish our objective, we reviewed plans submitted by each of the 50 States, as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, to determine how they planned to allocate funds to entities within the three authorized categories and the criteria upon which these decisions were based. [...] The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law on March 27, 2020. It authorized more than $2 trillion to battle Coronavirus Disease 2019 (coronavirus) and its economic effects. The CARES Act provided approximately $31 billion for an Education Stabilization Fund to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus, domestically or internationally. The Education Stabilization Fund is composed of three primary emergency relief funds: a GEER Fund, an Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund, and a Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund."

Report Number:
Department of Education, Office of the Inspector General, Flash Report No. ED-OIG/F20DC0028
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Date:
2021-12-20
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Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
U.S. Department of Education: https://www.ed.gov/
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pdf
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