The Indiana Department of Education estimates the state will receive $881 million dollars in the second round of federal CARES Act funds earmarked for schools. The IDOE says most school districts will receive a portion of the funding.
Indiana Secretary of Education Katie Jenner says the funding offers schools the opportunity to focus on addressing the educational needs exacerbated by the pandemic.
“As we all continue to navigate these challenges, it will be critical to better understand and take actions to mitigate the learning loss resulting from COVID-19, as well as capitalize on any opportunities for growth that have come to light as a result of this challenge,” said Jenner.
The schools will be able to submit their allowable expenses incurred from March 13, 2020, through September 30, 2023.
IDOE says the emergency assistance to non-public schools will prioritize schools that enroll low-income students and are most impacted by the pandemic.
In addition to the direct school funding, the second federal stimulus package also includes more than $115 million in discretionary funding available to the state, as well as approximately $327 million available for higher education.