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ERIC Number: ED504781
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Pages: 53
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Guidance on the State Fiscal Stabilization Fund Program
US Department of Education
The State Fiscal Stabilization Fund Program is a new, one-time appropriation of approximately $48.6 billion that the U.S. Department of Education will award to Governors to help stabilize State and local budgets in order to minimize and avoid reductions in education and other essential services, in exchange for a State's commitment to advance essential education reform in four areas: (1) making improvements in teacher effectiveness and in the equitable distribution of qualified teachers for all students, particularly students who are most in need; (2) establishing pre-K-to-college-and-career data systems that track progress and foster continuous improvement; (3) making progress toward rigorous college- and career-ready standards and high-quality assessments that are valid and reliable for all students, including limited English proficient students and students with disabilities; and (4) providing targeted, intensive support and effective interventions for the lowest-performing schools. The purpose of this guidance is to provide comprehensive information on the State Fiscal Stabilization Fund Program. The guidance provides the U.S. Department of Education's interpretation of various statutory provisions and does not impose any requirements beyond those included in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and other applicable laws and regulations. In addition, it does not create or confer any rights for or on any person. Contents include: (1) Introduction; (2) Process for Awarding Funds to Governors; (3) The Education Stabilization Fund; (4) The Government Services Fund; (5) Construction, Modernization, Renovation, and Repair; (6) Maintenance of Effort; (7) Transparency, Accountability, Reporting, and Other Obligations; and (8) Resources and Information. (Contains 12 illustrations.)
US Department of Education. Available from: ED Pubs. P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Tel: 877-433-7827; Fax: 301-470-1244; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Education (ED)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act