The federal government has provided multiple funding relief packages to address needs in state, local, and higher education systems due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Each relief package has multiple funding streams that support education.
Coronavirus Aid, Relief, & Economic Security (CARES) Act | The CARES Act was signed into law on March 27, 2020.
Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) Act | CRRSA was signed into law on December 27, 2020.
American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP) | ARP was signed into law on March 11, 2021.
The American Rescue Plan also includes specific funding for special education, children, and youth experiencing homelessness, and Tribal educational agencies, Native Hawaiians, and Alaska Natives.
Two federal relief packages also provided state aid dollars that may also be directed in part to support education efforts.
With all three federal relief packages, states are receiving a significant amount of funding to support both short-and long-term recovery efforts in education. The map below provides approximate allocations by state and funding stream. Some amounts, such as HEERF II and HEERF III, are still in process and are currently based on third-party estimates.