Federal aid for Kansas colleges and K-12 schools could be at risk without changes
State universities are in line to get over $161 million from the American Rescue Plan Act alone and school districts are set to receive $1.3 billion over the three relief packages approved since March 2020.
The two most recent federal relief bills contain so-called “maintenance of effort” requirements which in effect force states to continue funding education at a similar level as they have in the past.
The state budget as written would not meet that standard for higher education funding.
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