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American Jobs Plan proposes $100B to improve school infrastructure

Kara Arundel, K-12 Dive |

The American Jobs Plan outlined by the Biden administration Wednesday includes a number of proposals focused on K-12 schools, in addition to the promise of growing the nation’s economy and adding hundreds of thousands of jobs by upgrading the nation’s highways, bridges, and water and energy infrastructure, according to a speech President Joe Biden gave Wednesday in Pittsburgh.

Among the proposals for K-12 are $100 billion for upgrading and constructing new public school buildings and $45 million for grants under the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund and the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act to help reduce lead exposure in schools and childcare facilities. 

While many education advocates say a comprehensive federal plan and funding for school building improvements is overdue, the entire $2 trillion proposal is dependent on Congressional approval.

White House Fact Sheet: The American Jobs Plan

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