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American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009


Illinois Education Pre-K—12



The federal stimulus package, known as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), will provide up to $3 billion in education funding for Illinois. 

Known funding levels from ARRA are as follows for Illinois. (Updated July, 2013)

Source
Revenue
Code
CFDA
ARRA Funds June 30, 2013 Disbursed Percent Complete
Title I Low Income (Part A)
4851
84.389
$420,263,561
$419,895,224
99.9%
Title I School Improvement (1003g)
4855
84.388
$124,023,185
$76,975,263
62.1%
IDEA Part B Flow Through
4857
84.391
$506,479,753
$502,811,021
99.3%
IDEA Part B Preschool
4856
84.392
$18,311,491
$17,949,145
98%
McKinney-Vento Homeless Grants
4862
84.387
$2,581,569
$2,581,569
100%
Title II, D—Enhancing Education Through Technology
4861
84.386
$26,497,894
$26,465,535
99.9%
NSLP School Lunch Equipment
4863
10.579
$3,657,300
$3,653,961
99.9%
State Fiscal Stabilization Fund—Education
4850
84.394
$1,681,130,685
$1,681,129,800
99.9%
State Fiscal Stabilization Fund—Other Gov't Services
4870—General State Aid
4875—Early Childhood
84.397
$374,041,302
$374,041,302
100%
Education Jobs
4880
84.410
$421,533,983
$421,522,260
99.8%
Longitudinal Data
4885
84.384
$11,869,819
$7,176,684
60.5%
Total
$3,590,390,542
$3,534,201,764
98.4%

The intended purpose of all of the ARRA funds is to save and create jobs, as well as improve education through four key education reform areas:

Within that $3 billion, Illinois is also eligible to receiving more than $2 billion from another portion of ARRA, called the State Fiscal Stabilization Fund (SFSF), which is intended to prevent reductions in critical education funds for elementary and secondary education as well as public institutions of higher education.  These funds will flow through the state’s primary funding formulae, General State Aid.  No funds are now targeted for school modernization or repairs from SFSF.

These funds must be spent expeditiously but sensibly.  Planning for their use in 2009-10, and 2010-2011 is critical.  We anticipate that the majority of the funds will be budgeted and used in 2009-10, with a small portion to be obligated in 2010-2011.  A single allocation will be available for the formula funds (such as IDEA Preschool) and must be obligated by September 30, 2011.