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ERIC Number: ED508021
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Pages: 36
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
West Virginia Guidebook for the Use of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (AARA) Funds
West Virginia Department of Education
The overarching goals of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 are to immediately stimulate the economy in the short term and to invest in education and other essential public services that will ensure the long-term economic health of this nation. The United States Education Department (USED) offers guiding principles to be considered as Local Education Agencies (LEAs) plan to expend the ARRA monies. The West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) will collaborate with local school district staff to address the procedures by which LEAs can receive their Phase I of the ARRA, Title I, Part A and IDEA funds. This guidebook includes an overview, five sections, and appendices. Overview section outlines the intent of the ARRA and provides the most current guide to date. Section I addresses the recommended use of funds to drive the West Virginia initiatives that have been discussed and agreed upon with the State Board of Education (WVBE), the Legislature, superintendents and other educators. Section II outlines the allowable use of funds under the three formula grants respectively: ARRA, Title I, Part A; ARRA, IDEA, and Title II, D (ESEA). Section III provides information concerning the State Fiscal Stabilization Funds (SFSF). Section IV defines the available federal competitive grant opportunities and current information on release of the grants, the amounts and the parties that may apply for the grants. Section V provides the proposed federal performance indicators to meet the evaluation and transparency requirements. Appendices include: (1) Preliminary County-by-County ARRA and Fiscal Year Allocations; (2) Suggested Guidelines for Strategic Planning for Use of ARRA Funds; (3) Framework for Literacy PreK-12 Found on TEACH 21 Web Site; and (4) Contact Information and Protocols for Questions. (Contains 5 charts and 3 tables.)
West Virginia Department of Education. 1900 Kanawha Boulevard East, Charleston, WV 25305. Tel: 304-558-3660; Fax: 304-558-0198; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: West Virginia Department of Education
Identifiers - Location: United States; West Virginia
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act