EducationCounsel’s Overview of President-Elect Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan

Published January 15, 2021
by Jennifer Castagna and Sean Worley

On January 14, President-elect Joe Biden unveiled a $1.9 trillion relief package, which he called an American Rescue Plan to continue to respond to the covid pandemic and the economic crisis. The overview provides a detailed look at what is included in the plan for education-related funding, including $170 billion for K-12 education, higher education, and governors to support education in their states, $40 billion to expand access to high-quality, affordable child care, and $350 billion for state and local fiscal relief, which includes funding that will likely be used to support local education. The overview also outlines possible next steps for consideration of an additional relief package and key to know information.