Local K-12 schools and Ball State University were among the recipients of grants from the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) fund recently.

Statewide, these grants will fund a minimum of 68,689 student devices including Chromebooks and iPads; nearly 2,900 teacher devices including new or upgraded laptops, MacBooks, Chromebooks and iPads, and more than 85,800 connectivity solutions for families who lack reliable internet connectivity, according to a release from Gov. Eric Holcomb’s office.

Local grant recipients and amounts are:

Blue River Valley Schools, $10,922.

Charles A. Beard Memorial Schools, $204,250.

Muncie Community Schools, St. Lawrence Catholic School and St. Mary Catholic School, $363,654.

New Castle Schools, $250,000.

Randolph Eastern Schools, $121,500.

South Henry Schools, $181,000.

Ball State University, $ 500,000.

Chosen from 257 applications, grant recipients included 184 traditional school corporations, 64 public charter schools and 124 non-public schools, as well as 12 institutions of higher education, according to