Since COVID-19 has forced an abrupt end to traditional learning for the year, there is serious concern about equity gaps being exacerbated at a faster rate throughout this unconventional extended summer. This summer promises to be an extraordinarily difficult but critical time for all students. In order to mitigate these gaps, it is critical that any federal funds provided by Congress to address education needs during this crisis be leveraged to support summer enrichment opportunities and to expand the safety net millions of students need during this global health pandemic and economic fallout.

We hope this guide will provide helpful resources about the federal funds that can be accessed now to support summer learning and enrichment as a critical bridge into a new school year during COVID and beyond.

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