Hundreds of thousands of instructional grants out there for Hawaiian colleges

May 12, 2021 at 4:43 pm HST

Governor David Ige and his Emergency Education Relief (GEER) advisory group announced on Wednesday that $ 4 million in innovation grants are available for public, private, charter schools, colleges and other educational institutions (including museums and cultural centers).

The grants are designed to fund innovative initiatives addressing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on students, families and educators across the state. Initiatives can include digital justice creation, family support, and distance learning. The grants will also support ongoing efforts to provide high quality and effective educational services and support the ongoing functioning of schools and campuses.

The federal government made GEER funding available to all 50 states to allow governors to reconsider their approach to education during the pandemic and to ensure continued learning.

“I created the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Advisory Group to work together and shape Hawaii’s approach to reinventing and transforming education at this challenging time. We want to fund programs that inspire and promote innovation in education, ”said Governor Ige.

Of the $ 9 million in GEER funding awarded to the State of Hawai’i through the CARES Act, the first $ 5 million was given to the University of Hawai’i to create the Distance Learning Teacher Academy (Hawai ‘i Online Portal for Education). UH received an additional $ 600,000 to develop the Transition to College (Next Steps to Your Future) program for juniors and seniors in public high schools whose 2020-21 college career plans have been impacted by the pandemic.

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To apply for the $ 4 million innovation grant and for more information, visit Governor Ige’s website at: https://governor.hawaii.gov/governor-david-iges-priorities-for-hawai% ca% bbi / and click on Education.

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The application deadline is June 4, 2021 at 5 p.m.

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