Governors Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund Summary

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act includes the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund — $3 billion in direct, flexible education funding for governors to provide to school districts, higher education, early childhood education and other education entities. Each governor has discretion to allocate each dollar of their funding based on their evaluation of the greatest educational needs in their state related to COVID-19.

All NGA coronavirus memos can be found here, or visit Coronavirus: What You Need To Know for current information on the status of COVID-19 In The United States, a list of actions states/territories have taken to address both the public health and economic impacts, and policy resources.