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ERIC Number: ED509426
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Making the Most of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009: A Guide for Full-Service School Leaders and Community Partners
Gaughen, Katherine; Stewart, Nichole H.; LaVallee, Robert; Zvara, Alexandra
Finance Project
To address the economic crisis facing the country, the President signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) into law on February 17, 2009. The ARRA offers numerous opportunities for full-service school leaders and may provide the necessary funding to prevent significant decreases in operating budgets. One of the largest investments in ARRA is in education-related programs, which provide an opportunity to advance school reform and improvement efforts, and funding opportunities from a number of federal agencies can be used to support the major components of full-service schools. This brief provides full-service school leaders and their community partners with information to help them consider the funding sources in ARRA most closely aligned with the goals of full-service schools. Each of the ten funding sources highlighted were selected based on the applicability to full-service schools and their relevance to funding family supports, healthcare, education and out-of-school time initiatives. The brief provides a framework for identifying and assessing the funding opportunities and discusses considerations for how best to access and leverage these one-time resources. The information in this brief is organized into four sections: (1) Considerations for Accessing Funding; (2) Investments for Full-Service Schools; (3) Assessing Funding Opportunities; and (4) Preparing to Secure ARRA Funds. Additional resources to monitor the ARRA are included at the end of this brief. (Contains 3 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: The Atlantic Philanthropies
Authoring Institution: Finance Project