Over the next two years, Massachusetts will receive substantial assistance through the ARRA to support early education, K-12 education, and higher education. Based on preliminary estimates released by the U.S. Department of Education, Massachusetts is expected to receive $1,881,421,901 in accordance with the key provisions listed below (this amount does not include potential competitive grant awards and support for capital projects).
The U.S. Department of Education (ED) has provided specific guidelines and a timetable for disbursement for selected funding streams included in the ARRA (including the State Fiscal Stabilization Fund; Title I, Part A; and IDEA, Parts B and C), and will provide additional information about other funding streams in the near future. ED will also provide information about the time frame for selected competitive grants within the next several months. Information about ARRA education funding is available on the ED.gov Recovery website ( http://www.ed.gov/policy/gen/leg/recovery/index.html) and guidance documents for specific programs are available at http://www.ed.gov/policy/gen/leg/recovery/programs.html.
Funding Announced to Date:
- $412 million from the State Fiscal Stabilization Fund to guarantee foundation-level funding and hold all school districts harmless in FY 2009
- $168 million from the State Fiscal Stabilization Fund to guarantee foundation-level funding for all school districts in FY 2010, based on Governor Patrick's House 1 budget proposal
- $162 million from the State Fiscal Stabilization Fund to restore state funding for public colleges and universities in FY 2010, based on Governor Patrick's House 1 budget proposal
- $280 million in additional IDEA, Part B Grants to States and $10 million in IDEA, Part B Preschool Grants to support the provision of special education services
- $163 million in additional Title I, Targeted Grants and Education Finance Incentive Grants to support high-poverty districts in Massachusetts
|State Fiscal Stabilization Fund||$994,258,205|
|Early Education and Care|
|Child Care and Development Block Grant||$23,966,942|
|Head Start and Early Head Start||$10,282,920|
|Elementary and Secondary Education|
|Educational Technology Grants||$10,576,105|
|Qualified School Construction Bonds: Massachusetts||$144,783,000|
|Qualified School Construction Bonds: Boston *||$37,567,000|
|Qualified School Construction Bonds: Springfield *||$17,864,000|
|Qualified Zone Academy Bonds||$21,752,000|
|National School Lunch Program Equipment Assistance||$1,404,025|
|Impact Aid for Construction Grants||$100 million nationwide|
|Federal Work Study||$9,257,239|
|Special Education and Support for Individuals with Disabilities|
|IDEA, Part B Grants||$280,551,559|
|IDEA, Part B Preschool Grants||$10,263,466|
|IDEA, Part C Grants for Infants and Families||$7,361,826|
|Vocational Rehabilitation State Grants||$7,068,629|
|Independent Living State Grants||$286,391|
|Services for Older Individuals Who Are Blind||$778,450|
The ARRA also provides funding for a number of other programs that K-12 schools, higher education institutions, and other entities could apply for through competitive grants.
|State Incentive Fund - "Race to the Top" Grants||$4.35 billion nationwide|
|Innovation Fund - "Investing in What Works and Innovation" Grants||$650 million nationwide|
|Teacher Incentive Fund||$200 million nationwide|
|Teacher Quality Enhancement Grant Program||$100 million nationwide|
|Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems||$250 million nationwide|
|Broadband Technology Opportunities Program||$200 million nationwide|
|Community College and Career Training Grant Program||$40 million in FY 2009 and 2010|
|Health Care Workers||$500 million nationwide|
The ARRA also provides funding for a number of research-related programs (including funds for construction and renovation of research facilities) for which Massachusetts colleges and universities typically are eligible to apply.
|Department of Agriculture|
|Agricultural Research Service - Building and Facilities||$176 million nationwide|
|National Institute of Standards and Technology|
|Scientific and Technical Research and Services||$220 million nationwide|
|Construction of Research Facilities||$360 million nationwide|
|National Aeronautics and Space Administration|
|Science||$400 million nationwide|
|Aeronautics||$150 million nationwide|
|Exploration||$400 million nationwide|
|National Science Foundation|
|Major Research Instrumentation Program||$300 million nationwide|
|Academic Research Facilities Modernization Program||$200 million nationwide|
|Education and Human Resources||$100 million nationwide|
|Major Research Equipment and Facilities Construction||$400 million nationwide|
|Department of Energy|
|Science||$1.6 billion nationwide|
|National Institutes of Health|
|Office of the Director||$8.2 billion nationwide|
|National Center for Research Resources||$1 billion nationwide|
 This amount includes the total allocation to Massachusetts from the State Fiscal Stabilization Fund ($994,258,205). According to the ARRA, 81.8 percent of the State Fiscal Stabilization Fund ($813,303,212) must be used to restore state aid to school districts and public institutions of higher education in FY 2009, 2010, and 2011. The remaining 18.2 percent ($180,954,993) may be used for public safety and other government services, which also may include education services.
* In addition to the allocation of Qualified School Construction Bonds for states, there are separate allocations for 100 school districts nationwide with the largest numbers of children aged 5 through 17 from families living below the poverty level.
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