Local-Level Advocacy Guide for Making the Most of New Federal School Funding​

Schools are getting lots of new additional funding from the federal government. Below are ways to advocate for priorities that are important to you and your community.​

The new COVID-19 relief package, the American Rescue Plan (ARP), contains the largest single investment in K-12 education ever by the federal government, on top of what prior relief packages provided. Most of this money is going directly to local divisions. This means that local school boards will be deciding how to use these funds to benefit their schools. Counties and cities will also receive flexible federal funding that they can use to fund local schools. Parents, students, educators, and community members should have a say in how this money is spent.