Georgia to Receive Rescue Plan Funds

Jul 26, 2021

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Georgia schools are set to receive 1.4 billion dollars in federal stimulus funds—the final third of the total 4.2 billion dollars allocated under the American Rescue Plan to support Georgia’s K-12 schools.

The US Department of Education approved Georgia’s plan to spend the funds Thursday, something that is required for states to receive the remaining third of the funding. Georgia will distribute 90 percent of the total 4.2 billion dollars directly to school districts.

The other 10 percent will go to statewide needs, including, among other things, addressing gaps in learning brought on by the pandemic, funding for school nurses, school psychologists, school social workers, and increasing summer and afterschool learning.