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Title I: $10 Billion

The ARRA provides $10 Billion in additional Fiscal Year 2009 Title I, Part A funds to local education agencies (LEAs) for schools that have high concentrations of students from families that live in poverty in order to help improve teaching and learning for students most at risk of failing to meet state academic achievement standards. Visit:

Early Head Start and Head Start: Over $2 Billion

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced that Head Start and Early Head Start programs will receive funding and be eligible to apply for grants worth $2.1 billion under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Head Start will receive $1 billion, while $1.1 billion will benefit Early Head Start. Head Start will also benefit from a separate $235 million increase in funding for fiscal year 2009, bringing the total funding increase for Head Start and Early Head Start to more than $2.3 billion. Visit:

IDEA-Special Education:  Additional $11 Billion

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009: IDEA Recovery Funds for Services to Children and Youths with Disabilities April 1, 2009

Part B of IDEA provides to state educational agencies and local educational agencies to help ensure that children with disabilities, including children aged 3-5 have access to a free appropriate public education to meet each child's unique needs and prepare them for further education, employment, and independent living. Part C of the IDEA provides funds to each state lead agency designated by the Governor to implement statewide systems of coordinated, comprehensive, multidisciplinary interagency programs and make early intervention services available to infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families.

State Fiscal Stabilization Funds:  Approximately 48.6 Billion

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State Fiscal Stabilization Fund

The U. S. Department of Education will award governors approximately $48.6 billion by formula under the SFSF program in exchange for a commitment to advance essential education reforms to benefit students from early learning through post-secondary education, including: college- and career- ready standards and high-quality, valid and reliable assessments for all students; development and use of pre-K through post-secondary and career data systems; increasing teacher effectiveness and ensuring an equitable distribution of qualified teachers; and turning around the lowest-performing schools.