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Letter to Congressional Leaders Urging Additional COVID Relief for Education

All4Ed joined a broad coalition of education advocacy organizations to encourage Congress to provide additional stabilization funding for states, including substantial funding specifically for K-12 education and higher education, in an upcoming legislative package designed to address the continuing challenges and aftermath presented by COVID-19.

Specifically, we are requesting at least $175 billion of funding aimed at stabilizing state budgets and $50 billion toward higher education; $4 billion for an Emergency Connectivity Fund administered through the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) E-rate program to support distance and remote learning for millions of K12 students without home internet access and an additional amount for higher education students; expansion of nutrition assistance programs for students and families; funding for extended learning opportunities to help students make up for lost learning time; and future funding that takes into account that students may need additional academic, social-emotional, and physical supports as they return to school.