Support for Local School Districts
How will funds under the Education Stabilization Fund flow to school districts?
Funds will be allocated on the same basis as the Title I-A formula under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).
Can funding for schools be used to support online or distance learning for students?
Yes. Funds that school districts receive under the Education Stabilization Fund may be used to purchase broadband connectivity and educational technology for students, including computers, tablets, software, and hotspots. Funds may also be used to purchase assistive technology or adaptive equipment for students with disabilitiesand to support professional development for educators and other school staff to support online learning.
How can funds be used to support students and families experiencing homelessness?
School districts may use funds under the Education Stabilization Fund for any activity authorized under subtitle B of title VII of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act. Additionally, school districts have broad flexibility to use funds to meet the unique needs of students experiencing homelessness and to purchase educational technology or broadband connectivity for such students.
Do students who attend private schools get any relief?
Yes. Under the Education Stabilization Fund, school districts that receive funding have to provide equitable services to low-income children who attend private schools in the same manner as they provide those services under the ESEA.