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. The University of Hawaii received $5 million to create the Distance Learning Teacher Academy (Hawaii Online Portal for Education). To apply for the innovation grant funding and for more information, click here and then select the education tab.
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. They will also continue to support quality educational services and the ongoing function of schools and campuses.
Hawaii was awarded $9 million in GEER funds through the CARES Act. The grants are available for public, private, charter schools, higher education institutions and other educational entities such as museums and cultural centers.
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