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Activate New Federal Funding for Arts Education

On March 12, President Biden signed the American Rescue Act into law. This legislation includes a substantial round of Elementary and Secondary Education Relief funding (ESSER). This third round of ESSER funding, ESSER III, totals $126,000,000,000 for K-12 education. This once-in-a-lifetime federal support for education will provide districts with nearly eight times the normal amount of dollars they would have to spend in their fiscal year between 2021 and 2024. As a well-rounded subject area, arts education programs are eligible to apply for these funds, under fifteen specific status of allowable use.

Learn how to seek Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) and Title IV A funding in comprehensive guides provided by NCCAS Partner Organization NAfME.