On March 10, 2021, Congress passed the American Rescue Plan, President Biden's $1.9 trillion stimulus package that will provide critical funding for public schools, create and support millions of jobs, cut child poverty in half, make health care more affordable, and put this pandemic behind us.
That includes more than $170 billion for K-12 schools and higher education institutions, giving us an unprecedented opportunity to reshape the future of public education and create a system that our students deserve.
Learn about school rescue funds
What Does the American Rescue Plan Mean for Educators and Students?
NEA’s Guide to Federal Emergency Aid For Public Education
The American Rescue Plan: What’s in it for Higher Education?
How should School Rescue Funds be used?
How to Use American Rescue Plan Act K–12 Education Funds to Identify and Support Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness
The American Rescue Plan will undoubtedly alleviate some of our nation’s immense suffering, but there is still much work ahead to fully recover from the worst crisis to hit this country in more than a century — and to build back something better.