Biden’s Education Relief Plan Sees Small Fraction Going to Schools In 2021: CBOEpoch Times, United States politics | The Epoch Times

President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion pandemic relief plan allocates $128.6 billion over the next ten years toward helping K-12 public schools cope with COVID-19, although just $6 billion of that will be spent in 2021. A cost estimate (pdf) based on budget reconciliation recommendations of the House Committee on Education and Labor, prepared by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and released Monday, estimates that $6 billion would flow to schools in 2021. The outlays would rise to $32.1 billion each year in 2022 and 2023, before tapering off to $1.3 billion in 2028. The ten-year plan foresees no allocations under the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund in 2029 through 2031. The relatively small outlay on pandemic-related relief for education in 2021 is because previous money, allocated under the previous round of COVID-19 relief, has not yet been spent. “Congress previously provided nearly $31 billion for education stabilization in …Read More

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