More than $190 billion in emergency funding has been made available for K-12 education through pandemic relief funding. This means school districts have an incredible opportunity to strengthen infrastructure, fill critical educator and personnel gaps, update digital learning tools and resources, and more. But with great funding comes great responsibility. Education leaders will need to be careful to avoid opportunities for waste, fraud, and abuse. Compliance with federal spending laws is critical.
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K-12 Funding Opportunities & Strategies
With more than $190 billion in federal funding available to K-12 schools, there’s no better time than now to improve the school experience.
New government relief funding for K-12 schools offers a unique chance to eliminate reading barriers and overcome unequal access to books.
There are ample federal, state, and local resources available right now to help schools invest in SEL Curriculum and Professional Development — the trick is knowing how to access them.
This guide walks you through the COVID-19 funding still available to school districts, how to access emergency funds, and allowable uses for relief spending—including tools and platforms to help you keep students and families informed and engaged.