Stimulus funding to support students with disabilities

In the coming months, K-12 schools and higher education institutions will receive over $200 Billion in emergency funding. The US Department of Education guidelines specifically direct us to focus on the widening achievement gaps and loss of learning among Title I student populations and students with disabilities—explicitly citing adaptive equipment and assistive technology as allowable purchases.

Along with the acquisition of assistive technology, you’ll need professional development to ensure wide-spread adoption. Closing The Gap is here to help.

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STIMULUS OVERVIEW

Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) Funding Information

On December 27, 2020, the President signed into law the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSA Act).  The CRRSA Act provides over $80 billion nationwide in a second Education Stabilization Fund to prevent, prepare for and respond to the coronavirus. On March 10, 2021 the American Rescue Plan (ARP) was passed and another $123 billion was added to the ESSER Funds. Between CRRSA and ARP, the funding is broken down into four categories:

Elementary and Secondary Emergency Relief (ESSER) – NOW $177 Billion

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Allocation By State

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) – $22.7 Billion

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Allocation By State

Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund (GEER) – $4.05 Billion

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Allocation By State

Emergency Assistance to Non-Public Schools (EANS) – $2.75 Billion