The American Rescue Plan Federal Grant
The American Rescue Plan (ARP) was signed into law on March 11, 2021 aiming to assist in the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. This bill included funding for the ARP Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) grants. These funds are provided to assist state and local educational agencies to safely reopen schools and address the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our students.
ARP legislation requires that at least 20% of funding be used to address learning loss and missed learning due to the pandemic. The remaining funds can be used to best serve each school district to support at-risk student populations, distance/remote learning, school meals, mental health, facilities and equipment, supplemental learning, continuity of core staff and services, and more.
The APR ESSER III LEA Application highlights our district’s plans for these funds. It will be updated as we continue to reassess the needs of our district in order to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
ESSER III Grant period ends September 30, 2023; Carryover ends September 30, 2024.