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Education Cost Sharing (ECS) Grant Payment Schedule

Oct 12, 2023 - less than 1 minute

The Education Cost Sharing (ECS) formula is the method the State of Connecticut has established to distribute approximately $2.2 billion annually in state education funding. The ECS formula is used exclusively to provide state funding to local and regional public school districts.

The ECS grant is distributed to school districts in three parts throughout the year: October, January, and April. This one-pager summarizes the ECS grant payment schedule and how districts receive their ECS grant.


School and State Finance Project. (2023). The ECS Grant Payment Schedule. Hamden, CT: Author. Retrieved from



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