News Flash: $10 Billion for Routine School Testing

The federal government unveiled a new plan today to provide funding to schools.

March 17, 2021

The federal government unveiled a new plan today to provide funding to schools. NPR reports:

“The Biden administration announced Wednesday that it will spend $10 billion to expand testing for schools, to aid in the president’s goal to get schools open once again.

‘With this funding for testing, every state in America will have access to millions of dollars to set up screening testing programs, to add a layer of protection for schools, teachers and students,’ Carole Johnson, the White House COVID-19 Testing Coordinator, said at a news briefing.

Allocations for each state were announced, ranging from $17 million for Wyoming to nearly $888 million for California. The District of Columbia and U.S. territories will receive funding, as will New York City, Los Angeles County, Chicago, Houston and Philadelphia.”

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