School districts will soon be receiving relief funds

Published 5:00 pm Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Area school districts will soon be receiving funds from the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act.

In December, Congress passed the CRRSAA Act, which totaled nearly $900 billion.

Nearly $82 billion is earmarked for the Education Stabilization Fund, which is designated for K-12 schools, colleges and universities. A total of $54 billion is allotted for K-12 schools.

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Public schools in Lincoln County are expecting to receive funds, but the amount is unknown at this time.

Lincoln County Superintendent David Martin said his district hasn’t received any funds from the CRRSAA Act.

“As of now we haven’t received more funds,” Martin said. “We have heard it will be four times the first round amount.”

While Martin’s district has not received any funds as of yet, they are already planning how to use the funds when they come in.

“As a district, we have began planning and creating a priority list based upon greatest need,” Martin said. “We are also preparing to adjust those lists based on the funding amount and availability.”