American Rescue Plan Act provides funding for public schools and colleges

Resources Available to MTA Locals and Chapters

Through the American Rescue Plan Act, the federal government is making an unprecedented investment in public education from prekindergarten through higher education. Now is the time to organize and advocate for how that money is spent to benefit our students and our communities. Visit massteacher.org/arparesources to access the collection of resources, materials and strategies available to MTA local associations and chapters.

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New federal aid to benefit state and local public education

On March 11, President Joe Biden signed The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. The measure provides substantial resources for Massachusetts schools, colleges and universities. It also provides funding for individuals, for other targeted priorities, and for state and local governments.

The information is now available on the education funding itself and on the aid to state and local governments that can also be used to support public education. The following are some important points:

Funding ARPA Primer USE OF ESSER FUNDS