The $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) will send $15.3 billion in assistance to California’s K-12 schools, the biggest of three relief pieces of legislation that Congress passed in less than a year to combat the pandemic and the recession. This latest bill will bring an estimated total funding of $26.4 billion to K-12 schools in California.

Districts and charter schools must use the money on Covid-related learning and school reopening expenses.

The database below shows how much money districts are expected to receive from 1) the March 27, 2020 CARES Act; 2) the Dec. 27, 2020 $900 billion Covid relief bill;  and 3) the March 11, 2021 $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act.  The CARES Act “state allocation” refers principally to funds from the $4.4 billion that Gov. Newsom chose to allocate to schools that could have been used for other purposes.   The “federal allocation” refers to funds that went directly to school districts.

The CARES Act figures are the final numbers. The database published Dec. 27, 2020 reported estimates.

The analysis was done by applying Title 1, the federal formula for school funding, to enrollment and the total allocation data.  The amounts districts could receive could be higher than those listed, because the database does not include $397.7 million in funds from the American Rescue Plan Act to be distributed at the discretion of the state. How that funding will be distributed has yet to be determined.

To find data for a district or charter school, please type the name in the search box. Each column can also be sorted by clicking on the arrows.

Local Education Agency Total Relief Funding Relief Per Student CARES Act Federal Allocation (3/27/2020) CARES Act State Allocation (3/27/2020) $900B Covid Relief Bill (12/27/2020) Est. Rescue Plan Federal Allocation (3/11/2021) Est. rescue plan State Allocation (3/11/2021)

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