Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSA), Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund (GEER II Fund), the U.S. Department of Education (Department) awards grants to Governors for the purpose of providing local educational agencies (LEAs), institutions of higher education (IHEs), and other education related entities with emergency assistance as a result of the Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
The Governor’s Emergency Education Relief II (GEER II) Fund - Innovative Approaches to Connecting with Students Competitive Grant opportunity will award grants to local school systems, public schools including charter schools, nonpublic schools that participated in the Nonpublic Textbook and Technology Program in the 2019-2020 school year and public and private universities with a College of Education with a unique or innovative approach to engage students, teachers and school communities that addresses academic accessibility as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Projects can focus on implementing a unique idea at an individual school, feeder system of schools or school system. Priority will be given to programs that address at risk students. Previous GEER Fund recipients are eligible to apply through either an expanded scope of their existing program or by proposing a new innovative program.The deadline for submission is February 26, 2021