More information is becoming available regarding the Federal Stimulus Package, especially how money will be allocated for education. According to the Detroit News, the Michigan Senate Fiscal Agency is reporting that Michigan can't get the Federal stimulus money if Michigan cuts appropriations for K-12 or higher education. Right now the Governor is disagreeing - she wants to her $59/pupil reduction in the foundation allowance and the Federal Stimulus money. Let's all hope the Senate wins this one.
For more information about the Federal Stimulus check out the following on the U.S. Department of Education web-site:
· A table showing the amounts provided for the Department’s programs under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), in pdf at http://www.ed.gov/about/overview/budget/budget09/09recovery.pdf and in Microsoft Excel at http://www.ed.gov/about/overview/budget/budget09/09recovery..xls.
· Tables showing preliminary State allocations of FY 2009 funds provided under the ARRA at http://www.ed.gov/about/overview/budget/statetables/recovery.html. These do not include funds that will be allotted from the yet-to-be-enacted regular FY 2009 appropriation.
· Preliminary estimates of ESEA Title I LEA allocations of supplemental FY 2009 funds under ARRA at http://www.ed.gov/about/overview/budget/titlei/fy09recovery/index.html. Again, these do not include funds that will be allotted from the yet-to-be-enacted regular FY 2009 appropriation.
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