In November 2022, the CDE released 3.9 billion dollars in Learning Recovery Emergency Block Grant funding to accelerate learning recovery. An additional 3.9 billion dollars will be apportioned in spring 2023.
This funding is more flexible than previous Expanded Learning Opportunity grants that were available in previous school years. (Read below to see how Standards Plus Programs are eligible for this funding)
These funds can be used to support increasing instructional minutes or days, providing summer school, and intersessional instructional programs.
These grants can also be used during normal school hours to accelerate progress to close learning gaps through the implementation of learning supports such as:
LEAs are not required to develop a plan for use of Learning Recovery Emergency Block Grant funds.
SACS Resource Code 7435: Learning Recovery Emergency Block Grant
More Information can be found at the CDE:
Apportionments by LEA: https://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/r14/documents/leaningrec22apptsch1.xlsx
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