The Iowa Department of Education is seeking public comment on its request to extend the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) funding flexibility waiver, originally granted by the U.S. Department of Education on April 21, 2020, for one additional fiscal year. This extension, like the original waiver, will be submitted on behalf of the state educational agency (SEA) and its subgrantees (e.g., local educational agencies (LEAs), nonpublic schools). For details of the waiver, please visit the Iowa Department of Education’s Headlines section of the website.

Iowa stakeholders have the
opportunity to provide comments and letters of support until the close of
business on Friday, July 2, 2021. Comments or letters of support are due via
email to All questions should be directed to or Geri McMahon at
515-281-3944 or