With so much uncertainty in the world right now, a bit of assistance is always welcome.
As part of the federal stimulus recently passed by Congress and signed by the president, school districts nationwide are in line for $13.5 billion for programs like meal plans, remote learning, and technology infrastructure, among other things.
The stimulus offers school districts some much-needed financial assistance to help weather this storm as districts implement emergency plans for remote learning and meal distribution.
Illinois is expected to receive $569.5 million in emergency school funds from the federal government.
For some context, $569.5 million represents about 4.5% of all funds in the Illinois State Board of Education’s budget. It’s also equal to about 8% of the entire Evidence-Based Funding allocation for FY20.
Chalkbeat Chicago’s article about the stimulus funds for Illinois schools includes a search feature to look up your specific school district. Read the article to learn more, then look up the district in your area to learn how much federal dollars it can expect to receive.