Wolf administration announces additional $1.6 billion in federal relief for schools

Pennsylvania will receive $1.6 billion in one-time pandemic relief to support the safe and sustained return to in-person learning after the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) approved Pennsylvania’s American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ARP ESSER) plan. With the additional $1.6 billion, the state will have received a total of $5 billion in ARP ESSER funds to help Pre-K to 12 schools and equitably expand opportunities for students who need it most, particularly those most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Source: MyChesCo, August 9, 2021.