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Federal Covid aid package includes $82 billion for education

Dec. 21, 2020
Congressional leaders have agreed to allocate $900 billion for Covid relief.

Congressional leaders have agreed on a spending bill that provides $900 billion in Covid-19 aid—including $82 billion for schools and universities.

The Associated Press reports that the bill agreed to by Congressional leaders calls for $54 billion to be allocated to public K-12 schools affected by the pandemic.

Another $23 billion is earmarked for colleges and universities.

The legislation also provides $4 billion to a Governors Emergency Education Relief Fund and $1 billion for Native American schools.

In addition to the $82 billion for education, the stimulus package allocates $10 billion to the Child Care Development Block Grant to help families with child care costs and help providers cover increased operating costs.

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