Policy & Funding

4 More States Get Approval for American Rescue Plan Funds, Receive $2.8 Billion

The United States Department of Education has approved school plans from four more states and delivered a total of $2.817 billion in remaining American Rescue Plan funds to those states.

The four states, whose awards were announced Friday, Oct. 8, and Thursday, Oct. 7, include:

  • Wyoming, which received the remaining $101 million of its ARP funds, for a total of $303 million;

  • Michigan, which is receiving its remaining $1.2 billion in ARP funds, for a total of $3.7 billion;

  • Missouri, which received its final $654 million, for a total of $1.9 billion; and

  • Arizona, which received its final $862 million, for a total of $2.5 billion.

Those four join North Carolina, Nevada, Maine and Idaho, which had their plans approved last month and received $1.84 billion in remaining ARP funds. That's about $4.657 billion distributed since the start of the school year.

A total of 41 states have had their plans approved since June, according to ED.

ED distributed about two-thirds of ARP ESSER funds earlier this year and is now working with remaining states to distribute the final third.

Information about the American Rescue Plan can be found at whitehouse.gov.

About the Author

David Nagel is the former editorial director of 1105 Media's Education Group and editor-in-chief of THE Journal, STEAM Universe, and Spaces4Learning. A 30-year publishing veteran, Nagel has led or contributed to dozens of technology, art, marketing, media, and business publications.

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