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Governor's Emergency Education Relief Fund

The Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund (GEER II) is intended to overcome barriers created by the COVID-19 pandemic.  A portion of the GEER II monies have been allocated for Illinois not-for-profit, independent, four-year higher education institutions to continue to provide educational services. Specifically, $1 million is set aside to support targeted initiatives to enroll and retain underrepresented, first-generation, and high-need students. These funds must be used to provide academic and social emotional learning supports as described below for students most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, including African American, Latinx, low-income, first generation, working adult, or rural students. The P-20 Council’s Learning Renewal Guide has helpful resources. Applications are due September 26, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. and the grant period will be November 1, 2022 to September 30, 2023.

More information about applying for a competitive GEER II grant can be found in the documents attached below.

GEER II Request for Proposals (PDF) FY23 Uniform Grant Agreement Example (PDF)

GEER II Uniform Budget Template (PDF) FY 23 Uniform Grant Application (PDF)