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Education Provisions in the CARES Act

On March 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law. Among other provisions, the CARES Act allows for educators, schools and institutions to access the direct, immediate, and comprehensive relief they need to confront this unprecedented public health emergency. See the resources below regarding the various education-related provisions for relief that are available.

CARES Act Webinar

On April 2nd, 2020, the National Council on School Facilities hosted a webinar for state facilities officials on K-12 education facilities and the CARES Act and stimulus 4 infrastructure package. This webinar discussed how state facilities leaders can make the case for funding for facilities in preparedness and response efforts. There was also discussion on challenges already being faced by school districts across the nation, and how they can be addressed in a funding request.

The webinar includes the following points:

  • Cleaning/higher level of maintenance
  • Wireless accessibility /distance learning
  • Construction on school sites: protocols, delays & claims
  • Food service
  • Tracking Covid-19 expenditures
  • Cost incurred by schools becoming SURGE/isolation/alternate care sites
  • Payments to employees & contractors
  • Stimulus 4 package

Please find the webinar recording and handouts at the following link under Federal Spotlight on the right side of the webpage: https://www.facilitiescouncil.org/federal-policy

Additional CARES Act Resources for Schools and Institutions

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