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American Rescue Plan Sends Nearly $1.8 Billion to Indiana Schools

INDIANAPOLIS — Public school districts across Indiana will receive nearly $1.8 billion as part of the American Rescue Plan Act, the Indiana Dept. of Education said Monday.

Indianapolis Public Schools will receive nearly $136 million.

Planning allocations for other public school districts are available here. Planning allocations for Indiana’s non-public schools, which together total an additional $78 million, will be released later this spring.

“Over the past year, this is the third round of federal funding allowing many Indiana schools access to unprecedented resources to sustainably invest in their future,” said Dr. Katie Jenner, Indiana Secretary of Education.

Schools can use the funding to reimburse approved expenses incurred through September 2024 to address some of the challenges schools face as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Rescue Plan requires schools to use at least 20% of their funds to support accelerated learning opportunities for students. These opportunities include summer learning, comprehensive after-school programs, and extended school year programs.

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