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Federal Relief Funding for K-12 Education


The Nevada Department of Education (NDE) continues to partner with district and school leaders, K-12 education stakeholders, and State and federal officials to lead the education sector’s response to and recovery from COVID-19. As with all of our work, our COVID-19 response is grounded in our values as defined in our Statewide Plan for the Improvement of Pupils: equity, access to quality, success, inclusivity, community, and transparency. In accordance with our values and in partnership with the State Board of Education, NDE identified and has aligned it’s COVID-19 response and recovery – including the allocation of relief funds – to the following priorities established in April 2020, which have been updated to address learning loss as we shift from COVID-19 response to recovery and renewal:

  1. Closing opportunity gaps for students who have been traditionally underserved
  2. Safe, efficient, and equitable re-opening of school buildings
  3. Access to technological capacity for educators, students, and families
  4. Social and emotional support of students in response to COVID-19
  5. Access to high-quality professional development for educators in addressing learning loss
  6. Access to high-quality instructional materials for educators and students to help address learning loss
  7. Support of parents, families, and communities
  8. Access to adult education and workforce development opportunities

The tables below include a summary overview of the federal relief funding provided to school districts and the State Public Charter School Authority (known as local education agencies or LEAs) through the Coronavirus Aid, Recovery, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) Act, and the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act.

AB495 Competitive Grant Overview

During the 2021 State Legislative Session, Assembly Bill 495 (AB495) was passed with an appropriation of $200 million dollars for the Nevada Department of Education (NDE) to administer as grants to school districts and university schools for profoundly gifted students. This grant is being funded by the State of Nevada's Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal RecoveLinkry Funds, which was established in the American Rescue Plan and signed into law by the President of the United States on March 11, 2021. AB495 is specifically aimed to "augment programs implemented to address the impacts of learning loss experienced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, including, without limitation, evidence-based educational services and practices to address the academic needs of pupils, such as tutoring, summer school, afterschool programs and other extended learning and enrichment programs and support for at-risk pupils."

Eligible Entities

  • All Nevada local education agencies (LEAs) and University School for profoundly gifted students


AB495 Notice of Funding Opportunity

Compliance and Reporting Guidance State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds, US Department of Treasury


Technical Assistance Opportunities: Webinars

Featured Federal Relief Funding Projects

The Nevada Department of Education has worked hard to prioritize Federal Relief Funding for projects that respond to the most urgent needs facing schools, families, and communities due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To learn more about individual projects, click on the links below. Projects will be added on an ongoing basis upon approval and launch.

Featured Projects

Focus Area Summaries

Local Education Agency (LEA) Allocation Tables