comscore State gets $4 million in grant money for innovative education initiatives to address coronavirus pandemic problems | Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Top News

State gets $4 million in grant money for innovative education initiatives to address coronavirus pandemic problems

Gov. David Ige and an education relief advisory group announced today that the state has $4 million in innovation grants to address the impact the pandemic has had on students, families and educators.

The initiatives could include creating digital equity, providing support for families and distanced learning.

The grants are available for public, private, charter schools, higher education institutions and other educational entities such as museums and cultural centers.

They will also continue to support quality educational services and the ongoing function of schools and campuses.

The federal government provided Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) funds to all states, which will “give governors the opportunity to rethink their approach to education during the pandemic, and to ensure the continuation of learning,” the governor’s office said in a news release.

Hawaii was awarded $9 million in GEER funds through the CARES Act.

The University of Hawaii received $5 million to create the Distance Learning Teacher Academy (Hawaii Online Portal for Education).

UH was also awarded $600,000 to develop the Transition to College Program (Next Steps to Your Future) for public high school juniors and seniors whose college career plans were altered by the pandemic in 2020-21.

To apply for the innovation grant funding and for more information, click here and then select the education tab.

Comments (10)

By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the Terms of Service. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. If your comments are inappropriate, you may be banned from posting. Report comments if you believe they do not follow our guidelines.

Having trouble with comments? Learn more here.

Click here to see our full coverage of the coronavirus outbreak. Submit your coronavirus news tip.

Be the first to know
Get web push notifications from Star-Advertiser when the next breaking story happens — it's FREE! You just need a supported web browser.
Subscribe for this feature

Scroll Up