Federal stimulus funding is coming to the aid of California’s school districts. The federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that Congress passed in March allocated some aid directly to K-12 schools. The CARES Act also includes education funding for each state. The combination of Congress’ allocation and Gov. Gavin Newsom’s plan to distribute money would cover more than 90 percent of the proposed $6.4 billion cut to K-12 education funding Newsom is proposing for 2020-21 year due to a massive loss of tax revenue. An EdSource analysis projects that of the 897 districts that receive their funding through the state’s education funding formula, 60.4 percent would get more in stimulus funding than they’d lose in state cuts. The last column shows the projected funding change from 2019-20 to 2020-21 after combining the proposed 7.92 cut in state funding with revenue from the federal CARES Act.
|School district or county office of education||% High-needs students
|Proposed state funding†◊
|Direct federal stimulus funding||Projected stimulus funding†
|Projected stimulus funding†