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April 10: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA): Initial Guidance on State Fiscal Stabilization Fund, Title I, and IDEA

National Alliance

On April 1, 2009 the U.S. Department of Education announced that the first round of stimulus funding, $44 billion, was available for states,districts, and schools from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The Alliance made several key recommendations that were incorporated in to the Non-Regulatory Guidance for funding programs administered by the Department. These include the State Fiscal Stabilization Fund (SFSF), Title I, IDEA, Vocational Rehabilitation, and Independent Living programs. Download this document to read the specific recomentations. The Alliance expects that more guidance on the use of stimulus funds will soon be released and is continuing to work with the Department on subsequent recommendations to ensure fair treatment of charters. Stay updated on our ARRA work by signing up to recieve action alerts and by checking for updates athere.