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The Indiana Department of Education is awarding more than $35 million in state and federal grant funds to 123 community partners and schools around the state. The IDOE says the funding will support learning in literacy, mathematics and college and career readiness for students in 56 Indiana counties.

The funding is part of the second round of Indiana’s Student Learning Recovery Grant Program.

“It’s more important now than ever that our communities, families and schools come together to accelerate student learning,” said Governor Eric Holcomb. “This important work requires unparalleled collaboration, and I’m thankful that so many partners across the state have stepped up to the plate to deliver these extended learning opportunities for our students.”

The IDOE says the funding is supplemented by an additional $7.7 million in federal COVID-19 relief funds.

“Educators across the state are working strategically to help close learning gaps and reduce the significant academic impact we’ve seen from pandemic-related school disruptions. This is an enormous responsibility – and it requires all of us,” said Indiana Secretary of Education Dr. Katie Jenner. “This includes our schools, our higher education institutions, our families, and our community partners, joining together through student-focused partnerships. I’m grateful for the important work that’s being funded through Indiana’s Student Learning Recovery Grant Program, as we all come together to ensure that every student has the opportunity to build the knowledge and skills they need to succeed.”

You can connect to the full list of grant recipients by clicking here.