Governor Dunleavy to Sign HB 2001 on Monday, Announces Funding for OWL and Live Homework Help - P.O.W. Report

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Governor Dunleavy to Sign HB 2001 on Monday, Announces Funding for OWL and Live Homework Help


Alaska Governor Michael J. Dunleavy originally hoped to have HB 2001 completed this week, however a thorough examination and review of the bill is still being finalized. A final announcement will be made on Monday, August 19th.

Ahead of Monday, Governor Dunleavy today announced the restoration of two more education-related items included within HB 2001 totaling $809,100:

“Like funds restored earlier in the week for Head Start, Early Childhood Grants and other early learning programs, these decision were made after significant input from Alaskans,” said Governor Dunleavy. “While we hoped to have these issues cleared up months ago, it’s important we announce these items now before the start of the school year.”

Online with Libraries (OWL) – Restored $670,900

· OWL Online with Libraries provides State funds that together with federal E-rate funds and local funds builds the capacity of public libraries around the state to support broadband internet services and supply videoconferencing capability for Alaskans.

· This program helps support students who need access to computers after school hours by enhancing access at public libraries.

Live Homework Help (LHH) – Restored $138,200

· Live Homework Help provides online tutoring services to help Alaskan students better perform in courses, participate in statewide initiatives such as the Alaska Performance Scholarship Awards, meet goals, and prepare for post-secondary success.




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