Iowa receives over $71 million in federal aid to help PK-12 schools mitigate effects of COVID-19
May 14, 2020
DES MOINES — The Iowa Department of Education today announced that the state has received over $71.6 million in federal relief for PK-12 schools through a fund to address costs incurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The amount is Iowa’s share of the more than $13.2 billion emergency relief provided in the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund within the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act.
“These funds will provide critical support for schools, especially as they develop plans for what a return to learning will look like in the fall,” sai...