Tennessee receiving $81M in federal COVID-19 education money

Bill Lee
Posted at 1:33 PM, Jul 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-07 14:33:32-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee says the state's K-12 schools and higher education institutions are receiving $81 million in federal money in response to the new coronavirus pandemic.

Lee's office said on Tuesday the funding includes $11 million in reopening grants for K-12 schools, ranging from $25,000 to $150,000 each. The funding also includes $50 million for K-12 schools that can be used on wi-fi devices, laptops or other devices needed to support reopening through distance learning.

Another $20 million in grants will be available to public and nonprofit private higher education institutions to help with social distancing and make technological improvements for distance learning.