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
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
Information about the American Rescue Plan can be found at
About the Author
David Nagel is editorial director of 1105 Media's Education Technology Group and editor-in-chief of THE Journal and STEAM Universe. A 29-year publishing veteran, Nagel has led or contributed to dozens of technology, art and business publications.
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