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More money for Canastota schools

The economic recovery package was signed into law by President Obama on February 17, 2009. Schumer said that the money will start flowing very quickly to the states, noting that Obama recently released millions of dollars in Medicaid funds.

The U.S. Department of Education estimates that the economic stimulus package will include nearly $22 billion in direct education aid through the Title I and Special Education/ Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) federal formulas nationwide.

Upstate New York is estimated to receive a total of approximately $320 million in new funding for Special Education and approximately $176 million in Title I grants, according to the Congressional Research Service (CRS) and the Department of Education respectively, for a total of $496 million in new direct funding to Upstate New York schools.

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