GOP-White House agree to $105 billion in coronavirus aid for schools
July 24, 2020
The White House and Senate Republicans have agreed to provide $105 billion for schools, part of which will be tied to the schools holding in-person classes, as part of a forthcoming GOP coronavirus relief package.
The proposal, which is expected to be released Thursday, will divide the money up by providing $70 billion for K-12 schools, $30 billion for colleges and $5 billion for governors to give to either, largely lining up with what Senate GOP negotiators pitched earlier this week.
The bill will tie half of the K-12 money to schools that re-open for in-person classes, while all schools will have access to the other half and the $30 billion for colleges will not be tied to in-person classes, Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), one of the negotiators, told reporters.