NORTH CAROLINA AND THE AMERICAN RECOVERY AND REINVESTMENT ACT OF 2009 (ARRA)
National Fund Total: $100 billion
North Carolina’s Estimate: $1.4 billion
PLEASE NOTE THAT MOST ARRA FUNDING EXPIRED 9/30/11; NO NEW APPLICATIONS ARE BEING ACCEPTED FOR ANY ARRA FUNDS.
Nearly $100 billion of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) total funds are dedicated to education. The U.S. Department of Education (USED) distributed ARRA funds to states to save and create jobs while advancing reforms and improvements that will create long-lasting results for K-12 students.
ARRA provides funding to North Carolina schools through existing federal formula and competitive grant programs including Title I, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), and the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance program. Funds must be used consistent with statutory and regulatory requirements per each formula grant with some exceptions.
To receive these funds, states must agree to use the funds to:
- Improve teacher effectiveness and the equitable distribution of effective teachers in schools and classrooms.
- Make progress toward college and career-ready standards and rigorous assessments.
- Improve student achievement in low-performing schools.
- Enhance data systems to track student progress.
Follow the links in the navigation bar to the left for a brief description of each federal program funding area, federal dollars dedicated to that area, North Carolina’s estimated amount, and Web links, if appropriate, for additional information and actual amounts distributed.
Reporting of Fraud and Misuse of Funds