The Department of Education announces the funds of the US rescue plan for the 50 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia to help schools to reopen $ 122 billion of the US rescue plan will help achieve The goal of Biden President to open most K-8 schools within its first 100 days in the office March 17, 2021 Contact: Press office, (202) 401-1576, Press@ed.gov
  • Today, less than a week after the President Biden He signed the American Rescue Plan (ARP), the US Department of Education UU (department) announced the amount of ARP funding from the school primary and secondary school (ESSER) financing that each State, Puerto Rico and The District of Columbia will receive to support their efforts to reopen K-12 schools safely this Month and expand opportunities for students who need it. The Secretary of Education, Miguel Cardona, delivered the news directly to the State Education Commissioners in a letter issued today and said that the department will begin that these funds are available for state educational agencies (seas) this month. The announcement coincides with the announcement of the Department of Health and Human Services that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provide $ 10 billion to the states to support COVID-19 detection tests for teachers, personnel and students of K-12 in schools, and mark the rapid action of the Biden-Harris administration to meet the president's goal of reopening in a safe manner to most K-8 schools within the first 100 days of his management.

    "This pandemic has taken an extraordinary toll on students, parents, educators and schools, and we know that our schools, students and communities need help now to reopen securely and quickly, and stay open" , said Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona. "These funds from the US rescue plan and the extraordinary steps, the Department is taking these resources to States allow schools to invest in mitigation strategies so that students return in the classroom and stay there, and address the many Impacts that this pandemic has. He had in the students, especially those disproportionately affected by the pandemic ".

    The Department announced the assignment that each sea will receive under the Emergency Emergency Emergency Fund of the Elementary School and Secondary School of the American Rescue (ARP ESSER), for a total of $ 122 thousand Millions in relief for K-12 schools. The department will begin that these funds are available this month so that they can act to finance coherent health and safety measures with the CDC guide, address interruptions to the resulting and learning resulting from the pandemic, especially for students more affected by The pandemic, and get the students back in the classroom quickly and safely.

    In his letter, Secretary Cardona urged States and school districts to use these funds with the same emergency sense as the president and Congress used to approve the law of the US rescue plan and with the Same commitment that families and educators have to return to students in classrooms for person instruction safely.

    ARP ESSER funds can be used to address the many impacts of COVID-19 in Pre-K through 12 education, including:

  • Investing in resources to implement the strategy CDC operative K-12 for learning in person to keep educators, staff and students safe; improve ventilation; buy personal protective equipment (PPE); and obtain additional space to guarantee social distancing in the classroom.
  • avoiding devastating layoffs and hiring additional educators to address the loss of learning, providing support for existing students and staff, and providing sufficient staff to facilitate social distancing.
  • Implementation strategies to meet the social, emotional, mental and academic needs of affected students harder by the pandemic, even through evidence-based interventions and critical services such as community schools.
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