Education Stabilization Fund to the Outlying Areas


84.425A (SEAs) and 84.425H (Governors)

Formula Grant

Congress set aside one-half of 1% of the $30.75 billion allotted to the Education Stabilization Fund through the CARES Act for formula grants to the Outlying Areas of the United States, specifically: the US Virgin Islands (VI), Guam (GU), the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), and American Samoa (AS).  Money made available from these grants will be used in response to the novel coronavirus of 2019 (COVID-19) and will be calculated via formula.

Each Outlying Area will receive two block grants from the Education Stabilization Fund.  One will be made to Governor’s offices and one will be made to the State Education Agency (SEA).  Each will have its own Certification and Agreement and its own uses of funds.

Questions for ESF-Outlying Areas may go to:

Last Modified: 09/22/2020