The recently signed CARES Act has made billions of dollars in stimulus funds available for educational purposes, including funding streams that can be utilized for education technology and student mental health services. Specified funds include:
- $13.5 billion for K-12 education virtual offerings
- $3 billion for governors to allocate emergency support to local educational agencies and institutions most impacted by COVID-19
- $425 million for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to support student mental health initiatives
In addition, the U.S. Department of Education is now allowing states to apply for flexibility when using parts of existing Title funds to enhance distance learning efforts. These new guidelines ensure districts have the freedom to use federal funds to address their most urgent needs.
Register for this webinar with Dr. Kecia Ray to learn more about applying and qualifying for CARES Act funds.
The American Consortium for Equity in Education, publisher of the "Equity & Access" journal, celebrates and connects the educators, associations, community partners and industry leaders who are working to solve problems and create a more equitable environment for historically underserved pre K-12 students throughout the United States.