Lodi Unified, in many ways a microcosm for the state as a whole, received more than $131 million in state and federal Covid relief funds, roughly a third of its overall budget pre-pandemic.
Delay by the California Department of Education is denying vital services for students, creating a budget squeeze for urban Catholic schools.
State Auditor Elaine Howle faults California Department of Education for not scrutinizing spending and not doing more audits.
Across California's community colleges, students are receiving varying amounts of emergency financial aid grants.
CSU Northridge benefits from the federal Covid relief formula which makes the campus eligible for $265 million, the most of any California college.
California will get over $1 billion in state and federal funding for students with disabilities, many of whom struggled in distance learning.
This roughly $1.8 trillion package sets aside big money for key early childhood initiatives as part of its vast cradle-to-college agenda.
California colleges and universities will share in $5 billion from the federal aid: Half will help students cover tuition and basic needs such as housing. The other half will ease campus losses in pandemic and costs of online classes.