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 COVID-19 memos can be found here, or visit COVID-19: What You Need To Know for current information on actions States/Territories are taking to address the COVID-19 pandemic; as well as advocacy, policy, and guidance documents for protecting public health and the economy.