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New funding for schools

By Learning Forward
April 2021
The American Rescue Plan, the pandemic relief bill enacted in March, includes the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund, an almost $123 billion fund to support K-12 schools. The U.S. Department of Education will reserve $800 million of the funds to identify and provide services to homeless children and youth. The remaining funds will be allocated to states based on the Title I poverty formula. States must reserve 5% of funds received to address learning loss, not less than 1% for summer enrichment programs, not less than 1% for after-school programs, and no more than 0.5% for administrative costs. States will then be required to allocate 90% of the funds to school districts, also based on the Title I poverty formula. The funds are

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