Transition and ARPA Funds


The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA), and the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) offer state education agencies and other organizations an opportunity to access temporary funding.

ARPA, specifically, will provide local school districts with funds to address appropriations, mental health, and teacher shortages.

This document offers questions to consider when accessing funds through the CARES Act, CRRSAA, and the ARPA  to ensure services for transition-age students and youth with disabilities are represented in planned activities.

Who might need this information?

  • state education and vocational rehabilitation leaders
  • local school district and agency partners,
  • family organizations, and
  • advocates

Considerations Regarding Transition-Age Students with Disabilities Accessing Funding from the American Rescue Plan and Other Short-Term Resources

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