ARP-ESSER Spending Plan
American Rescue Plan (ARP)-Elementary and Secondary Schools Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER III) LEA Application
Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER III-ARP) funds, were authorized in Section 2001 of the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act of 2021, enacted March 11, 2021. The funds are provided to state educational agencies (SEAs) and school districts to help safely reopen and sustain the safe operation of schools and address the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the Nation’s students. Funds to Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) are allocated on the basis of their respective shares of funds received under Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 in fiscal year 2020. Therefore, districts will not receive the same proportionate share of ESSER III-ARP funds as they did for the first round of ESSER funds (ESSER I).
ESSER funds are allowable to fund costs incurred on or after March 13, 2020, when COVID 19 was declared a national emergency, and all funds must be obligated by September 30, 2024. This includes one-year carryover as allowed under the Tydings Amendment (34 CFR 76.709). These are one-time funds that should not be committed to ongoing financial obligations.
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153 ARP – Elementary + Secondary Schools Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER III)
The allocation in this form package is the 20 percent of the total ESSER III-ARP application that is required to address student learning recovery and acceleration (learning loss).
159 ARP – Elementary + Secondary Schools Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER III)
This form package is for the remaining 80 percent of the total ESSER III-ARP allocation.