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Federal Resources: U.S. Congress
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) contains provisions for the federal government to spend money as well as provide tax cuts. Many websites that list the legislation break these provisions out into two sections. Both sections are contained in the same law that is posted below. This website is intended to be used by educators and education leaders at the local, state, and national level. If this is your first time trying to decipher a federal law, check out this web posting on How to Read the Stimulus Bill.
The Law and the Conference Report. To fully understand the law, it is helpful to refer to the conference report that explains the intention of Congress. The U.S. Department of Education refers to this document, along with the legislation, when developing regulations.
- The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The Department of Education funding allocations can be found at Title VIII, p. 67; the State Fiscal Stabilization Fund is at Title XIV, p. 165; and tax provisions begin on p. 192.
- Conference Report for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The Department of Education funding is found in multiple locations—Title VII, p. 68 (departmental operations), and then at p. 456 (funding for programmatic activities administered by the department). The State Fiscal Stabilization Fund is at Title XIV, pp. 166 (departmental operations) through 505 (funding for programmatic activities administered by the department), and tax provisions begin on p. 514.
- Distribution of Title I, Title II, McKenny Vento, IDEA, and State Stabilization Funds
- Congressional Research Service spreadsheet of school district allocations for Title I and IDEA funds
Congressional Research Service