The Belmond-Klemme school district will receive over $540,000 in Covid-19 relief money from the federal government. The allocation is based on the district’s percentage of low-income students.

  Area districts and the amounts allocated include:

Hamp.-Dum. -- $1,134,649

Clar.-Gold.-Dows -- $775,310

Eagle Grove -- $756,968

Humboldt -- $659,890

B-K -- $540,815

Forest City -- $443,847

Osage -- $418,471

Cent. Springs -- $372,579

West Fork -- $343,774

Northwood-Ken. -- $279,205

Garn.-Hay.-Ven. -- $273,336

Lake Mills -- $266,602

W. Hancock -- $259,644

North Iowa -- $257,409

Nashua-Plain. -- $253,813

North Butler -- $251,933

North Union -- $246,467

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  The largest district in the state – Des Moines – will be allocated over $41 million.

  The state has received nearly $345 million in federal relief for PK-12 schools through a fund to address costs incurred due to the pandemic. The amount is Iowa’s share of the more than $54 billion in emergency relief provided in the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund II within the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) Act, 2021, which was signed into law Dec. 27. This second round of funding is more than four times the amount the state received last spring through the CARES Act.

  According to Iowa Department of Education Director Ann Lebo, “Schools can use this funding to measure and address unfinished learning and contend with other coronavirus-related challenges. That includes the need for increased professional development, educational technology, cleaning supplies and other sanitation measures, facility repairs, upgrades to improve air quality in school buildings, summer learning, supplemental after-school programs and mental health services.”