Washington, D.C. — Georgia U.S. Senators Jon Ossoff and Reverend Raphael Warnock today announced more than $95 million in new education funding they secured to support Georgia children with disabilities.
The funding comes from the American Rescue Plan and will help aid Georgia children served under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
Sens. Ossoff and Warnock cast the decisive votes to pass the American Rescue Plan in March, securing $4.5 billion in relief for K-12 schools in Georgia, not including this new additional funding.
“After securing $4.5 billion for Georgia’s public schools this year, Sen. Rev. Warnock and I have delivered an additional $95 million to support education for Georgia children with disabilities,” said Sen. Ossoff. “Sen. Rev. Warnock and I continue to work as a team to deliver resources to ensure every child in Georgia can get a great education.”
“Education opens countless doors of opportunity and allows Georgia students to live out their biggest dreams,” said Sen. Rev. Warnock. “I’m excited to see funding included in the American Rescue Plan used to make it that much easier for students in Georgia to enjoy success both in and outside of the classroom.”
Read more about the funding, here.