DUBUQUE, Iowa – Loras College announced on Friday that it has received a grant of $28,897 from the Iowa Department of Education as part of the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund.
The grant will support the purchase of software, devices and internet connectivity to facilitate online learning.
“We are delighted and grateful to receive support from the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund to help offset some of the added costs for the technology needed to teach and learn in a modified format,” Donna Heald, vice president of academic affairs, said. “The funding will also allow us to assure reliable internet connectivity for all students and pursue additional technology-related resources that will enhance their learning experience.”
Loras College has been offering online instruction to students since March. Students are currently receiving instruction exclusively online or in a hybrid of both in-person and online through its Loras Flex program.
Through the GEER Fund, the U.S. Department of Education awards grants to governors for the purpose of providing local educational agencies, institutions of higher education and other education related entities with emergency assistance as a result of COVID-19.