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Federal Funding Guide

NEA’s Guide to Federal Emergency Aid Amounts, Uses, and Requirements

We have an unprecedented opportunity to create the public schools all our students deserve. The American Rescue Plan Act is the nation's largest investment in public schools ever.
Published: 05/24/2021

Now is the time for educators to lead and use their voices to work with parents, communities, and other caring allies for students to ensure these historic resources are used to ensure equitable and just conditions for all of our students.
 
The Federal Emergency Aid for Public Education: A Guide to Funding Amounts, Uses, and Requirements provides the information needed to advocate on behalf of our students. This guide will help you:

  • Understand the available emergency resources for public schools.
  • Identify the kinds of activities, programs, and services ARPA supports. 
  • Advocate for evidence-based solutions for students.

You also can use the ARPA Checklist as a quick way to identify and share your funding priorities. 

Download the full funding guide below.

Individual state funding guides can be found here.

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The National Education Association (NEA), the nation's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA's 3 million members work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States.