ED releases two new COVID-19 fact sheets

Dear colleagues,


I hope you are all staying safe and healthy. I wanted to let you know that the Department released two new COVID-19 fact sheets that may be of interest to you. Please follow the links to view the full documents. As a reminder, all of the Department’s COVID-19-related documents can be found at: www.ed.gov/coronavirus.


  1. Fact Sheet for Transferring State- and Local-Level Funds under Section 5103 of the ESEA

This document reminds states and districts of the ability to transfer some or all of your funds under certain ESEA programs into other programs and the process for transferring funds.   


  1. Fact Sheet for Repurposing Federal Equipment and Supplies to Combat COVID-19:

This document outlines temporary flexibility for repurposing existing equipment and supplies to meet the immediate needs due to the COVID-19 national pandemic.




Patrick Rooney
Director, School Support and Accountability

About the Author

Patrick Rooney is the Director of two offices--Evidence-Based Practices Assessment and Accountability and School Support and Accountability within ED’s Office of Elementary and Secondary Education. Before this recent appointment, Mr. Rooney was the Deputy Director of the Office of State Support.  Prior to joining the Office of State Support, Mr. Rooney worked in the Implementation and Support Unit, where he helped lead the work of the Reform Support Network, providing technical assistance to states implementing comprehensive Race to the Top reforms, and the Race to the Top Assessment program, which provided grants to groups of states to develop new assessments aligned to state’s college- and career-ready standards. Mr. Rooney also worked in the DC Office of State Superintendent of Education, where he was a senior policy advisor and worked on a wide variety of K-12 issues in the District of Columbia.