Details released on Wisconsin’s allocation of K-12 funding under latest federal COVID-19 relief package
The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSA), was signed into law on December 27, 2020 and provides an additional $54.3 billion for the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER II Fund).
According to figures released by the U.S. Department of Education, Wisconsin’s allocation of ESSER II funds is estimated to be slightly more than $686 million, of which roughly $617.5 million (see table) would be allocated to local school districts.
As a general rule of thumb, school districts should expect their allocations under the ESSER II fund to be about four (4) times greater than their allocations under the original ESSER fund. (more…)