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Department of Education approves Oregon’s plan for use of American Rescue Funds

July 21, 2021
In The News

The U.S. Department of Education announced Wednesday, July 14, the approval of Oregon’s American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ARP ESSER) plan and distributed remaining ARP ESSER funds to them. Oregon’s plan details how the state is using and plans to use ARP ESSER funds to safely reopen and sustain the safe operation of schools and equitably expand opportunity for students who need it most, particularly those most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. “Our schools are important to families, communities, and the economy,” said Rep. Suzanne Bonamici. “It’s critical that students and educators have the support they need to recover from the pandemic and build a better future. I worked hard in Congress to get robust funding for our education systems, and I’m grateful that the Department of Education has approved Oregon’s plan to use resources from the American Rescue Plan. These funds will help address unfinished learning, make sure our schools are safe for all to thrive, close the digital divide, and more.”