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Archived Webinar

Blending and Braiding Funds to Mitigate the Impact of COVID-19 on the Most Vulnerable Students

Recorded on May 05, 2020

The students most likely to experience academic slide due to COVID-19 school closures are students who are eligible for services under multiple programs funded by federal Title and IDEA funds and state funds set aside for vulnerable populations.

Blending and braiding these and other funding streams is a strategy to more effectively leverage multiple funding streams toward a common goal to supporting students with the greatest need.

In this archived webinar, WestEd experts:

  • Define and provide parameters for allowable uses of blending and braiding strategies for multiple federal, state, and local funding streams to support programs or initiatives aimed at mitigating the impact of COVID-19.
  • Highlight key opportunities for blending and braiding recovery funding provided under the CARES Act to optimize the use of these funds to support students and close gaps created by COVID-19 school closures.

For more information and guidance, watch our archived webinar series, Effective Resource Management in Response to COVID-19.

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