The state has received a new round of federal funds from December's COVID-19 relief package and is distributing most of it to local school districts.

The Iowa Department of Education said it received nearly $345 million in federal relief targeted for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade schools. The money is meant to address costs incurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Of the amount received 90% will be distributed to local school districts. Schools don't need to reapply to receive the funds, but will need to agree to a list of assurances that funding will be used in accordance to federal law.

The remaining 10% of funds will be used for state-level efforts.

Funding is distributed based on the percentage of low-income students served by the district.

Amounts local districts are eligible for include:

— Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont, $457,771

— Knoxville, $1,026,944

— Melcher-Dallas, $163,789

— North Mahaska, $197,071

— Oskaloosa, $1,633,786

— PCM, $275,721

— Pella, $405,463

— Pleasantville, $273,798

— Twin Cedars, $192,332

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