Every classroom deserves equal access to resources that support teaching, learning and growth. All Mentoring Minds resources qualify for Title I, III, and V Part D funding, and additional funding options are available for many products.

Given the impact COVID-19 has made on the funds available to schools, we’ve compiled a quick list of funding and other relevant updates for K–12 school districts located in Georgia.

Georgia Funding Sources

  • Your state received $18,594,304 of $180M funding provided in Rethink K–12 Education Models Grant.
    • The Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) said that the money will be used to “improve the professional learning available to leaders and educators on personalized learning, expand student connectivity, and improve the infrastructure of – and expand access to – the Georgia Virtual School (GaVS).
  • Gov. Brian Kemp is distributing more than $80 million for Georgia schools to bolster internet connections for virtual learning, mental health services, support for independent colleges, online classes for technical colleges, a construction-training program and funds for early child-care assistance.
    • These funds mark a large chunk of the $105 million Kemp has on hand to give schools through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. More than $29 million will go to Georgia’s 2,300 K–12 schools for broadband signal extenders and support for distance learning on campus as many schools labor to hold classes online during the pandemic.
  • For more information about GaDOE’s funding opportunities and grants, please click here.

Georgia Relief Updates

  • GaDOE has partnered with Verizon to enable distance learning for K–12 public school students in Georgia and 10 neighboring states (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi, New Jersey, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia).
  • GaDOE has partnered with the Georgia Division of Family & Children Services (DFCS) to provide food benefits to families with children who receive free or reduced school lunch. The Family First Coronavirus Response Act of 2020 allows the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) to facilitate the distribution of the Pandemic- Electronic Benefit Transfer Program (P-EBT) to eligible students statewide.

Whether your campus is remote, hybrid or in-person this school year, we have resources available to support you.

We hope that these updates help to inform decision making amidst the chaos of the pandemic. If you have any questions about leveraging the resources available to you, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.