Fact Check: 2020 SC Education Funding

Education
August 6, 2020

Download this report. On July 20, 2020, Governor Henry McMaster announced SAFE Grants, a program designed to provide low- and moderate-income families who have been impacted by COVID an opportunity to remain in private school or attend a private school of their choice. According to the Governor’s Office, SAFE Grants has been awarded $32 million

Education Fact Check: COVID Relief Funding

Education
July 23, 2020

View chart.  How does Governor McMaster’s $32 million SAFE Grants program compare to other education related COVID relief funding? Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund Total: $48.4 million From the CARES Act, flowed through the South Carolina Department of Administration SAFE Grants: $32 million  Funding to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs): $2.4 million Total