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USDE Announces Governors' Process for Education Funds Under the CARES Act

On April 14, 2020, the United States Department of Education (USDE) announced the process for Governors to attain funds from the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund (GEER Fund) The fund was allocated out of the CARES Act at $2,953,230,000. A state-by-state allocation of the GEER Fund can be found here.


The allocation is based on 60% based on the State’s population of individuals aged 5 through 24; and 40% based on the relative number of children counted under section 1124(c) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended (ESEA).


These funds are specifically allocated to: