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$25 M In CARES Act Funding To Help Maine Schools Address Some Remote Learning Problems

As public schools in Maine prepare to return to classroom instruction, with many adopting a hybrid system of learning, Democratic Gov. Janet Mills has announced $25 million in federal CARES Act funding to assist schools in developing day programs to supplement in-person instruction.

The idea is to support programs that can solve some of the issues, such as child care, that are arising as children are called on to attend school remotely, while working parents return to their jobs. According to a press release, the money will help ensure continued nutrition, supervision and learning support for kids both in and out of the classroom.

The Department of Education will accept applications for the grant funds through September 4.