Hoeven Announces $33 Million in CARES Act Funding to Support ND K-12 Education Agencies

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Education has awarded $33,297,699 to the State of North Dakota for addressing the learning needs of K-12 students during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Today’s funding comes from the Elementary and Secondary School Education Relief Fund (ESSER) made available under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act and will provide flexibility to state and local leaders as they assist students during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Our students and educators have been severely impacted by the pandemic and have had to work to overcome unexpected challenges,” said Hoeven. “Today’s funds will provide state and local educational agencies with the necessary flexibility to help address the needs of their students.”