Vice Speaker Asks Governor to Apply for Education Funds

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Guam – In a letter sent today to Governor Felix Camacho, Vice Speaker Benjamin J.F. Cruz noted that the Education Jobs Fund established on August 10, 2010 provides Guam an estimated $20 million through legislation created by Congress and President Obama.

Read the Letter to Governor Camacho

The Education Jobs Fund can be used to rehire or recall former employees, pay teacher and administrator salaries and benefits, retain existing employees, and can be used to ensure vital educational and related services are provided for students.

To apply for the funds, an application must be signed and submitted to the U.S. Department of Education no later than the “statutory deadline of September 9, 2010.” Cruz has found that as of today, the application for the Education Jobs Fund remains on the Governor’s desk awaiting his signature, just a day before the deadline.