ESSER Funds

ESSER stands for Elementary & Secondary School Emergency Relief. It is included in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, and is intended to provide emergency relief funds to address the impact of COVID-19 on schools. ESSER funds are also intended to be used by Local Educational Agencies for preventing, preparing for, and responding to COVID-19.

ESSER Allotments and Timeline

Allotment

Amount

Deadline for Spending

ESSER I $8,432,728 September 30, 2022
ESSER II $36,708,777 September 30, 2023
ESSER III $82,500,802 September 30, 2024

ESSER ALLOWABLE Expenses

ESSER I

ESSER II

ESSER III

  1. Activities authorized by ESEA of 1965 (ex. expand Title I programs, lower class sizes)
  2. Coordination of preparedness & response efforts
  3. Provide principals & leaders with resources to address individual school needs
  4. Addressing unique needs of low-income, students, those with disabilities, minority, experiencing homelessness, and foster care, including outreach and service delivery to meet needs of each population
  5. Developing/implementing procedures and systems to improve preparedness and response efforts
  6. Staff training and PD around virus mitigation
  7. Purchasing supplies to sanitize and clean facilities
  8. Planning for, coordinating, implementing activities during long-term closures
  9. Purchasing additional technology to aid in regular, substantive interaction between students and classroom instructors
  10. Providing mental health services & supports
  11. Planning & implementing activities related to summer learning & supplemental after school programs
  12. Other activities necessary to maintain operation of and continuity of services
  1. Activities authorized by ESEA of 1965 (ex. expand Title I programs, lower class sizes)
  2. Coordination of preparedness & response efforts
  3. Provide principals & leaders with resources to address individual school needs
  4. Addressing unique needs of low-income, students, those with disabilities, minority, experiencing homelessness, and foster care, including outreach and service delivery to meet needs of each population
  5. Developing/implementing procedures and systems to improve preparedness and response efforts
  6. Staff training and PD around virus mitigation
  7. Purchasing supplies to sanitize and clean facilities
  8. Planning for, coordinating, implementing activities during long-term closures
  9. Purchasing additional technology to aid in regular, substantive interaction between students and classroom instructors
  10. Providing mental health services & supports
  11. Planning & implementing activities related to summer learning & supplemental after school programs
  12. Addressing learning loss: assessments, evidence-based activities, parent com., tracking attendance & engagement
  13. School facility repairs & improvements to reduce risk of virus transmission & exposure to environmental health hazards
  14. Projects to improve indoor air quality in school facilities
  15. Other activities necessary to maintain operation of and continuity of services
  1. Activities authorized by ESEA of 1965 (ex. expand Title I programs, lower class sizes)
  2. Coordination of preparedness & response efforts
  3. Provide principals & leaders with resources to address individual school needs
  4. Addressing unique needs of low-income, students, those with disabilities, minority, experiencing homelessness, and foster care, including outreach and service delivery to meet needs of each population
  5. Developing/implementing procedures and systems to improve preparedness and response efforts
  6. Staff training and PD around virus mitigation
  7. Purchasing supplies to sanitize and clean facilities
  8. Planning for, coordinating, implementing activities during long-term closures
  9. Purchasing additional technology to aid in regular, substantive interaction between students and classroom instructors
  10. Providing mental health services & supports
  11. Planning & implementing activities related to summer learning & supplemental after school programs
  12. Addressing learning loss: assessments, evidence-based activities, parent com., tracking attendance & engagement
  13. School facility repairs & improvements to reduce risk of virus transmission & exposure to environmental health hazards
  14. Projects to improve indoor air quality in school facilities
  15. Developing/implementing health protocols in alignment with CDC for reopening and operation of facilities
  16. Additional pay: recruitment/retention, incentivize shortage areas, other COVID-related pay or staff
  17. Transportation for additional bus routes for distancing, reimburse families
  18. High-quality instructional materials and curricula to address unfinished learning
  19. Acquisition of real property or modular classrooms

ESSER I Expenditures

ESSER II Planned Expenses

ESSER III Proposal in Progress (Based on Stakeholder Input)

ESSER Funds Board of Education Presentation  (PDF)