Today’s announcement that Texas will begin flowing $11.2 billion from the third round of federal stimulus education dollars to our schools is a historic moment for our state. The pandemic has had a profound impact on the way our schools operate and on the social and emotional well-being of our students and teachers. By sending schools the federal relief they need, our state leaders have taken the steps necessary to make them safer, improve instruction, and help address student learning loss. And, according to the Texas Education Agency, school districts can begin applying for these funds immediately.
In the announcement, Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, and House Speaker Dade Phelan made it clear that they are committed to resolving any issues on how to flow the remaining $5.5 billion in stimulus funding by the end of the legislative session. We are extremely grateful to state leaders because by helping our schools, families, and communities recover, our leaders are making sure Texas recovers.
For more information regarding the spending of Texas’ federal stimulus dollars for education, visit our federal stimulus page.