The following infographic from the Afterschool Alliance explains how funds from the American Rescue Plan funds will be allocated among Iowa’s afterschool and summer programs. School districts will receive $139M specifically for learning loss, and $558M in a more flexible fund that includes support to a variety of programs and services. The Iowa Department of Education will have $38.7M to be spent on learning loss, $7.7M to be spent on summer activities, and $7.7M to be spent on afterschool. Most funding will be allocated following the Title I formula.
The Iowa Afterschool Alliance continues to monitor these funds, tracking when dollars will reach the state and how they can be spent to best support Iowa’s before school, after school and summer programs. If you have any questions about the funding from the American Rescue Plan, please email Emilee Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org