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Governor announces release of $110 Million in federal funds for school districts

by | Dec 2, 2021 | Legislative Update Blog, State Budget, State Issue

Gov. Tony Evers today announced the release of $110 million in federal coronavirus relief funds for Wisconsin school districts.  The release of the funds makes good on a pledge the governor made when he signed the 2021-2023 biennial budget into law earlier this year to invest more than $100 million in new, additional funding into Wisconsin’s schools.

The  $110 million investment announced today will be distributed on a per-pupil basis.  Every Wisconsin school district will receive an additional $133.72 in per pupil aid based on its three-year membership count used for calculating revenue limits.  A full list of the amounts to be received by school district is available here
According to the DPI, these payments will be made electronically via ACH in the coming week and will be separate from the Monday, Dec. 6 payment of general school aids.  Accounting and related details will be provided within the next few days through the School Finance Bulletin.

You can view the governor’s press release regarding making the $110 million available here.

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