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Feb 23

Funding Initiative to Mitigate COVID-19 Educational Challenges and Other Relief

Posted on February 23, 2021 at 4:56 PM by Legislative Staff

The Murphy Administration announced "The Road Forward," a series of coordinated policy initiatives that dramatically expand efforts to identify and address the academic and mental health impacts of COVID-19 on students and educators in New Jersey.

$1.2 billion in federal COVID-19 relief funds will be made available to districts, including grants dedicated specifically to research-based instructional and mental health interventions.

The Murphy Administration is seeking public comment and will submit a request to the U.S. Department of Education (USED) to waive federal requirements to administer statewide assessments this spring. More information can be found on the Department of Education’s broadcast memo.

We urge you to review this information for any municipal impact.

Contact: Paul Penna, Legislative Analyst,, 609 695-3481, x110.

Tag(s): COVID-19 Relief