Michigan to get $89M in federal funding to help K-12, colleges continue providing educational services

Posted at 8:47 PM, Apr 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-15 06:53:28-04

(WXYZ) — Michigan will receive $89 million in federal funding that will help K-12 and colleges continue providing educational services during the coronavirus outbreak, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's office announced Tuesday.

The fund is to alleviate some of the negative effects the coronavirus has had on the state's school system.

“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,” 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.”

The Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund, which is part of the federal CARES Act, is administered by the U.S. Department of Education.

The fund will provide emergency grants to schools, colleges, universities and other educational organizations, a release states.

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