WILTON — Schools in Wilton will receive $77,995 in coronavirus aid, a tiny fraction of the $111 million in federal relief money provided by the U.S. Department of Education. The funds fall under the federal CARES Act, Elementary and Secondary School Education Relief. The school district will have to apply to receive the money. Non-public schools are also eligible for a portion of the funds.
After the state education department reserved $11.1 million, the balance of $99.9 million was left for school districts to share. How much each received is based on how much federal Title 1 funding they received in fiscal year 2019-20.