SC Governor set to distribute money from emergency education relief fund

SC Governor set to distribute money from emergency education relief fund
S.C. Gov. McMaster allocates $6 million in GEER funds for community computer labs (Source: WBTV)

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCSC) - Governor Henry McMaster will hold a news conference to announce the investment of the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief funds Wednesday.

The news conference will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday and McMaster says he will be joined by the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice Director Freddie Pough.

The GEER funds are grants funded through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and allocated directly to each governor.

McMasters Office says South Carolina’s share of GEER funds was $48 million.

McMaster will give the announcement in Columbia at the Bill Rodgers Community Connection Center.

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