The $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) will send $15.3 billion in assistance to California’s K-12 schools, the biggest of three relief pieces of legislation that Congress passed in less than a year to combat the pandemic and the recession. This latest bill will bring an estimated total funding of $26.4 billion to K-12 schools in California.
Districts and charter schools must use the money on Covid-related learning and school reopening expenses.
The database below shows how much money districts are expected to receive from 1) the March 27, 2020 CARES Act; 2) the Dec. 27, 2020 $900 billion Covid relief bill; and 3) the March 11, 2021 $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act. The CARES Act “state allocation” refers principally to funds from the $4.4 billion that Gov. Newsom chose to allocate to schools that could have been used for other purposes. The “federal allocation” refers to funds that went directly to school districts.