How DPS Will Spend CARES Act Funding

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The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, also known as the CARES Act, is an economic stimulus bill passed by Congress in response to the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. As part of the CARES Act, school districts — including Decatur Public Schools — have and will receive millions of dollars in federal grant funding.

CARES funds are intended to prevent, prepare for, or respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, including its impact on the social, emotional, mental health, and academic needs of students. CARES grants have been allocated in four separate appropriations for school districts, known as CARES I, CARES Plus, CARES II, and CARES III. Each allocation includes specific guidance on how the money may be used. For example, at least 20 percent of CARES III funding must be allocated to address learning loss through the implementation of evidence-based interventions, such as summer learning, extended day programs, comprehensive after-school programs, or extended school year programs.

Here you will find information on how DPS has spent the grant money so far in each CARES allocation.


The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, also known as the CARES Act, is an economic stimulus bill passed by Congress in response to the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. As part of the CARES Act, school districts — including Decatur Public Schools — have and will receive millions of dollars in federal grant funding.

CARES funds are intended to prevent, prepare for, or respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, including its impact on the social, emotional, mental health, and academic needs of students. CARES grants have been allocated in four separate appropriations for school districts, known as CARES I, CARES Plus, CARES II, and CARES III. Each allocation includes specific guidance on how the money may be used. For example, at least 20 percent of CARES III funding must be allocated to address learning loss through the implementation of evidence-based interventions, such as summer learning, extended day programs, comprehensive after-school programs, or extended school year programs.

Here you will find information on how DPS has spent the grant money so far in each CARES allocation.


Page last updated: 08 Jul 2022, 07:48 AM