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Federal Money Going To Help Oklahoma Schools

Oklahoma’s education system will receive $332 million from the recently passed federal stimulus bill in response to COVID-19.

The state’s K-12 schools are slated to receive $156.9 million while higher education institutions will receive $137.2 million. The remaining $37 million will go into an emergency grant fund.

Where money will go for common education schools has not been released. However, the U.S. Department of Education announced how the higher ed stimulus would be allocated on Thursday.

The University of Oklahoma will be the biggest beneficiary in the state, receiving $17.9 million, while Oklahoma State University will receive $16.7 million. Thirteen other colleges will receive at least $1 million with the remaining institutions receiving hundreds of thousands. At least half of each school's allocation will go to student aid.

Robby Korth joined StateImpact Oklahoma in October 2019, focusing on education reporting.
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