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February 23, 2021 School Board Meeting
Title
CARES Act – Governor’s Emergency Educational Relief (GEER) Fund- K-12 Civic Literacy Booklist
Meeting Date(s)
Consent w/o Information - 02/23/2021
Consent Type
Without Information
Discussion

The district has received notification of the award of a grant funded program authorized under The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The Governor’s Emergency Educational Relief (GEER) Fund in the amount of $110,939.76. The GEER Fund for K-12 Civic Literacy provides funds to promote district-wide content engagement and support student acquisition of civic knowledge. By purchasing approved books on the K-12 Civic Literacy Booklist Prioritization Chart and distributing to all elementary, middle, and high schools, Brevard Public Schools can increase the collective capacity of our students to become contributing members of society, while aligning learning opportunities to the new B.E.S.T. Standards. The allocation for each fund, which must be proportionally shared with charter and non-public schools, was determined by the Florida Department of Education based on the FY20 Title I, Part A formula.

There are no matching requirements for the CARES Act program. Awarded funds under the GEER Fund must be fully obligated by August 20, 2022, or earlier, if so identified by The Department of Education. A full copy of the application Toolkit will be available for review in the division of Leading and Learning.

Recommendation

Approve the acceptance of funding awarded under The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act for the Governor’s Emergency Educational Relief (GEER) Fund- K-12 Civic Literacy Booklist.

Authority for Action
Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Fund CFDA #84.425C
Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
Partial
Source of Funding

Operating - Grant
Financial Impact
FY Amount Budgeted Fund Cost Center Project Function Object Program
21/22 $110.939.76 GEER 442 Various 449008 TBD TBD TBD
Legal Counsel Review
No
Contact
Dr. Stephanie Soliven, Assistant Superintendent, ext. 11300 Jane Cline, Assistant Superintendent, ext. 11411
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