Passed by both the Senate and the House, the Budget Reconciliation American Rescue Plan was signed by the President and now becomes law. The Reconciliation Bill carries additional federal COVID-19 aid to support reopening schools and classrooms safely for students, staff and families. Here is a recap of the bill from Californians for School Facilities (CSF):
The bill appropriates $170.1 billion for ED Department education programs with $169.8 billion for education emergency relief.
K-12 Education $128.6 Billion
The bill provides funding under same terms as the CARES Act and the December COVID-19 Aid Bill, Elementary and Secondary Education Emergency Relief Fund, with approximately 90% of the funding going to local educational agencies (LEAs). California LEAs could receive at least a conservatively estimated $10 billion in additional aid in Elementary and Secondary Education Emergency Relief funding.
Funding for Education
- $125.8 billion for K-12 state education agencies
- $40 billion for institutions of higher education
- $2.75 billion to governors for private schools with high poverty enrollment (Senate add)