The federal government has just made an unprecedented investment in education. The American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act provides almost $125 billion for education, and the vast majority of that funding — at least $109 billion — will go directly to local school districts. The amount of funding each state and each school district receives is based on the share of Title I funding they receive under federal law. The U.S. Department of Education (ED) has already begun sending this money to states.

The below resources breakdown in more detail how that money will be distributed and must be used, as well as providing recommendations for the most equitable ways to use it.

The potential impact of these funds on equity will take several years to play out and we’ll be watching what states and districts are doing. Use the form to the right to receive updates as we learn more.