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Education

Georgia will receive approximately $2.8 billion in Recovery Act funds to strengthen education and improve results for students from early learning through college. The largest portion of ARRA funds come from Fiscal Stabilization which helps stabilize budgets of local educational agencies (LEAs) and public institutions of higher education (IHEs) to avert cuts and retain teachers and professors. Other programs such as Title I - Grants to LEAs and Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA), will receive large portions of ARRA funding to assist school districts in educating disabled and disadvantaged students.

 

 

Award Descriptions

Agency

Description

Department of Education

School Lunch Equipment - This award for school lunch equipment was granted to Georgia under the 2009 Certification and Verification Program of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. More Information

Technical College System of Georgia

Rural Business - This grant program is used to support the development of small emerging private business enterprises in rural areas.

University System of Georgia

NSF Research - NSF investments in basic research, education, and research infrastructure will yield new discoveries that will enhance productivity and fuel economic growth for many years to come and contribute to the preparation of a dynamic U.S. workforce. NSF's investments will strengthen fundamental science and engineering research and education, advance discovery and learning, and spur innovations in products and services that create new wealth and contribute to our quality of life.

Technical College System of Georgia

Work Study - Increased funding to provide part-time employment to eligible postsecondary students to help meet educational expenses and encourage students receiving program assistance to participate in community service activities.

University System of Georgia

Statewide Data Systems - Georgia will use the grant money over the next four years to improve data exchanges between the state and local districts as well as other areas of education, such as pre-K and higher education. The State Board of Education has identified the improvement of statewide data tools and resources as one of its key initiatives in its strategic plan.

Department of Education

Title IID - The primary goal of the Title II, Part D program is to improve student academic achievement through the effective use of technology in schools. Title II, Part D is designed to assist every student in crossing the digital divide by ensuring that every student is technologically literate by the end of eighth grade, and to encourage the effective integration of technology through teacher training and curriculum development to establish successful, research-based instructional methods.

Department of Education

Mckinney-Vento Homeless Act -  This assistance grant provides education funds for homeless children and youths. This grant award represents 100% of the McKinney-Vento funds that Georgia will receive through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. 

Department of Education

IDEA Part B- Preschool - These funds represent a temporary increase for Part B Grants to States and Preschool Grants as defined under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. The fiscal year 2009 funds are authorized under the provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and must be obligated by September 30, 2011. 

Department of Education

IDEA Title VIB Special Ed -  This program provides grants to States to assist them in providing a free appropriate public education to all children with disabilities.

Office of Planning and Budget

Fiscal Stabilization - Education - 81.8 percent of Georgia’s total Fiscal Stabilization allocation has to be used to restore State support for elementary and secondary education, and public higher education. States are required to maintain state support of education at the FY 2006 funding levels. In May 2009, 67% of the grant, $844.7 M, was awarded to Georgia. The remainder of the funds will be released in September 2010. More Information

University System of Georgia

Scholarships Disadvantaged - American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) promotes diversity among health professions students and practitioners by providing scholarships for students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Eligible health professions and nursing schools apply for funds to make scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds, who have financial need for scholarships and are enrolled, or accepted for enrollment, as full-time students at the schools.

University System of Georgia

NIH Research - This programs objective is to provide support for initiatives funded under The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). These projects will provide economic stimulus to the nation while furthering the NIH mission to uncover new knowledge that will lead to better health for everyone. More Information

Implementation Plans