Client Alert: Stimulus Package Overview for Education K-12

Download Client Alert: Stimulus Package Overview for Education K-12

A $30 billion Education Stabilization Fund is available through September 9, 2021 to “prevent,  prepare for, and respond to coronavirus”

  • Formula grants for states to subgrant to Local Education Agencies (LEAs) the State deems having had the greatest impact from corona-virus so that the LEAs can continue to provide educational services and to support “ongoing functionality”. Or for any other function the State deems necessary.  $3 billion allocated.
  • $13.5 billion in formula grants to states to subgrant to LEAs, including charter schools, for:
    • Any activity authorized under federal K-12 law (Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), McKinney Vento Homeless Assistance Act (McKinney Act), and Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act (Perkins Act), etc.
    • To prevent, prepare for, or respond to coronavirus
    • Activities to assist special populations, including low-income, special needs, minorities, and homeless students
    • Improving response and preparedness
    • Training on the prevention of the spread of communicable diseases and cleaning supplies
    • Planning for long-term closures
    • Technology
    • Mental health services
    • Summer learning
    • Other activities for continuity of learning

Project SERV (School Emergency Response to Violence) $100 million to respond to the immediate needs of coronavirus and the effects on students.

Ability by US Department of Education (DoE) to waive requirements for assessment, accountability, and reporting.

Please do not hesitate to contact Carlye Morgan at or 813.676.7222, or Amy McGuire at or 813.676.7279 if you have questions.

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