CLE's Analysis of Elementary and Secondary Funding in the CARES Act

On March 28, 2020, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act (Public Law 116-136). The CARES Act contains several significant funding provisions for education, primarily embodied in the “Education Stabilization Fund” (Sections 18001-18008 of the Act). CLE has provided analysis of the elementary and secondary education funding in the CARES Act. Of particular note, CLE discusses State and local requirements (from the General Education Provisions Act) for participatory planning and operation, equity, sharing of effective practices, and monitoring. This document will be updated or supplemented for major new developments in this funding.

Click here to read CLE's analysis of the elementary and secondary funding provisions in the CARES Act.