Guam - The U.S. Department of Education has given the OK for the local DOE to draw down funds for special education and other discretionary grants. According to DOE Superintendent Dr. Nerissa Bretania Underwood, they've made assurances to the feds that special conditions will be adhered to.

Other programs include Project Men'halom, along with the Teacher and Freely Associated States Education Grant and the Pacific Vocational Education Improvement Program. The special education programs can draw down up to $15 million.

Bretania Underwood says their internal auditor is tasked to review expenditures to ensure certain draw downs are allowable.