Federal stimulus funds

Use of federal stimulus funds

In 2020 and 2021, three federal stimulus bills were passed by Congress to provide funding relief aid to education. This restricted funding is not part of the general school district budget; instead districts must apply these monies for services and programs over three years or until 2024.

In Spencerport CSD, we will receive approximately $3 million per year in stimulus funds. During the closure, we applied this funding to ensure eligible students received meals, all students continued learning online and improvements were made to schools and buses to reduce the risk of transmission of the virus. For the remaining two years, this funding will continue to be strategically used to address the impact of lost instructional time; social-emotional and mental health needs; and operational and maintenance improvements.

It is important to stress that stimulus funds may not be used to offset taxes; they can be used to manage our COVID-related costs, which is invaluable as we support students through the pandemic. If you are interested in learning more about our use of federal stimulus funds, we have created a video for your reference.

In addition, the allocation of federal stimulus funds and line-by-line reporting may be found at this link. Stimulus updates are also provided regularly at our Board of Education meetings at the previous link.