Michigan to receive $89 million for K-12 schools and colleges hardest hit by pandemic

LANSING, Mich. – Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the Emergency Education Relief Fund on April 14 in an effort to provide emergency grants to schools, colleges, and other education organizations so they can continue to operate.

This emergency fund, which is part of the federal CARES Act, is administered by the U.S. Department of Education and will provide $89.4 million.

“It’s never been more important to ensure every Michigan student has access to a high-quality education, and this funding will help our continued efforts to provide remote and other critical educational services to all students in every corner of our state during the ongoing pandemic,” Governor Whitmer said. “In the weeks ahead, I will identify strategies that ensure this federal funding provides much-needed support to our schools hit hardest during this unprecedented crisis.”

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