Governor's Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Funds
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act authorized Governor Wolf to determine the educational use of Governor's Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Funds. Funding allocations were distributed to support preschool and early intervention, postsecondary institutions and adult basic education providers, career and technical education centers (CTCs), students with special needs, historically underserved students, high-speed internet connection, and continuing education and equity grants.
The chart below provides an accounting of these funds.
|Early Intervention||$3,000,000 |
|Early Intervention Compensatory Education||$5,000,000 |
|Compensatory Education (Special Education COVID-19 Impact Mitigation Grant (SECIM))||$10,000,000 |
|Continuity of Education Equity Grants||$14,000,000 |
|Connectivity and Technology||$15,000,000 |
|Foundational support for CTCs||$10,500,000 |
|A-TSI Foundational Support||$15,000,000 |
|Other Foundational Support for Schools Designated for Improvement||$3,918,240 |
|Safe Reopening Equity Grants for Postsecondary Institutions||$24,500,000 |
|Equity Grants for Adult Basic Education Providers||$500,000 |
|Emergency Support for Historically Black Colleges and Universities in PA||$3,000,000 |
|Total of Activities||$104,418,240 |