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Few details emerging for use of ’emergency education’ funds

Twelve states have now received their portion of the Governors’ Emergency Education Relief Fund, a block grant created as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act that can be used for K-12 or higher education.

States have until June 1 to apply for the funds and have to use the money within a year.

The recipients, so far, include California, slated to receive $355 million — which is the largest slice of the almost $3 billion pie, but won’t make up much of what Gov. Gavin Newsom is proposing to cut from both the K-12 and higher education systems to plug a $54 billion state deficit.

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