Day 4: More Information about Gov. Kemp’s GEER II Plan

Updated: Jan 21

GEER II Round One Funding

The Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund (GEER), provides COVID-19 relief to school districts. Gov. Kemp recently announced his GEER II Round One allotments:

  • Classroom Grants - $15.4 million: provide all K-12 teachers and paraprofessionals with $125 to be used for classroom expenses. The Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) will also be prepared to leverage federal funds for birth-to-age-5 teachers and paraprofessionals

  • Teacher Pipeline - $1.3 million: $789,730 in funding towards the expansion of the Georgia Math & Reading Corps program in Southwest Georgia. $517,575 in funds to the Georgia Southern University Research and Service Foundation

  • Student Mental Health Needs - $6 million: extend mental health initiative funded through GEER I until July 2023 through $5.5 million additional funds. $510,410 for Trauma Informed Care (TIC) Calm Down Stations and TIC calm down kits for individual families around the state, in support of wraparound services through local YMCAs

  • Education-to-Workforce Pipeline for Healthcare - $3.1 million

  • PCOM Medicine Project (Moultrie Campus) - $820,202

  • Education-to-Workforce Pipeline for Commercial Drivers - $8.32 million

  • Students with Dyslexia - $4.7 million: provide dyslexia screening and intervention tool for K-3 students

  • Rock Eagle 4-H Center - $2.2 million

  • Charter School Growth Initiative - $4.1 million

  • STEM Education - $1 million

  • Georgia Music Education Grants - $200,000

Upcoming Schedule

  • Jan. 19-21: Joint Appropriations Hearings

  • Wed. Jan 20, 1:30-2 p.m.: State School Superintendent Wood’s Appropriations Presentation

  • Monday, Jan. 24: Legislative Day 5

  • Tuesday, Jan. 25: Legislative Day 6

  • Wednesday, Jan. 26: Legislative Day 7

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