How much will your state’s universities get under the CARES Act?
A fact sheet released Thursday by the Congressional Committee on Education and Labor estimates the amount of education money each state will receive under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which provides $30.75 billion for the new Education Stabilization fund. That includes:
- $3 billion for the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund, which governors can use at their discretion to support their K-12 and higher ed needs related to COVID-19
- $13 billion for the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund, which states can use for a wide range of purposes, including buying computers and hot spots for online learning, supplies for cleaning and sanitation, paying for professional development for educators and supporting access to instruction for students with disabilities.
- $14 billion for the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund, which is paid directly to higher education institutions.
Scroll down to see how much your state is estimated to receive.
The CARES Act also provides $3.5 billion in supplemental funding for the Child Care and Development Block Grant, which helps low-income families access child care. Supplemental funds will give assistance to child care providers to help them pay employees, maintain or resume operations, and provide child care assistance for health care workers, emergency responders, sanitation workers, and other essential workers.
The CARES Act also provides an additional $750 million in emergency funding for Head Start, which will be used to maintain access to services for children and families and provide funding for summer programming in areas of the country that are ready to reopen.
Estimated State-by-State Education and Child Care Funding under the CARES Act
Emergency education and child care funds are distributed according to formulas outlined in the CARES Act.
The table below reflects state estimates (in thousands of dollars) from the Congressional Research Service for the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund, state allocations (in thousands of dollars) from the Department of Health and Human Services for the Child Care and Development Block Grant, and state allocations from the Department of Education for the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund and Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund.
Sources: Congressional Research Service (CRS), Department of Education, Department of Health and Human Services.