State Education Funding from the CARES Act

Current Events & News, School Funding | 04/03/2020

Jessica Reynolds
National Digital Coordinator

The CARES Act, which was recently passed by Congress to help families and communities impacted by COVID-19 closures, includes $13.5 billion in K-12 formula grants to states. These funds can be used by school districts for coronavirus-related response measures, including purchasing and providing technology to students to aid in their transition to online learning.

Below is a breakdown of the estimated amounts that each Stand affiliate state can expect to receive from both the Governor's Emergency Education Relief Fund and, separately, the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund:

ARIZONA

  • Governor's Fund: $69,248,000
  • Elementary and Secondary Fund: $277,423,000
 
COLORADO
  • Governor's Fund: $43,904,000
  • Elementary and Secondary Fund: $120,994,000

ILLINOIS
  • Governor's Fund: $108,521,000
  • Elementary and Secondary Fund: $569,467,000

INDIANA
  • Governor's Fund: $61,782,000
  • Elementary and Secondary Fund: $214,473,000

LOUISIANA
  • Governor's Fund: $50,305,000
  • Elementary and Secondary Fund: $286,980,000

OREGON
  • Governor's Fund: $32,609,000
  • Elementary and Secondary Fund: $121,099,000

TENNESSEE
  • Governor's Fund: $63,614,000 
  • Elementary and Secondary Fund: $259,891,000

TEXAS
  • Governor's Fund: $306,930,000
  • Elementary and Secondary Fund: $1,285,886,000

WASHINGTON
  • Governor's Fund: $56,598,000
  • Elementary and Secondary Fund: $216,892,000

To see estimated amounts for other states and learn what factors determined the varied levels of funding, click here. 

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