Federal Funding Update
Message from US Senator Gillibrand office. Senator Gillibrand was the sponsor of Erin’s Law.
The funding for Title IV-A of the Every Student Succeeds Act was allocated to States on July 1, 2017. It provides $400M nationally. States now have the authority to either: (1) distribute the funds within state to school districts according to a formula (2) allocate funds to school districts competitively within the state or (3) a combination of the two.
At this point, it’s up to states and school districts to decide how to use these funds. Erin’s Law programs are one allowable use of the funding. State Departments of Education would probably be the best contacts regarding how a given state plans to use the funds for the 2017-18 school year.