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    Congress set aside approximately $13.2 billion of the $30.75 billion allotted to the Education Stabilization Fund through the Coronavirus Aid Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act for the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER Fund). Signed into law on March 20, 2021, the Department awarded these grants ­to State educational agencies (SEAs) for the purpose of providing local educational agencies (LEAs), including charter schools that are LEAs, with emergency relief funds to address the impact that COVID-19 has had, and continues to have, on elementary and secondary schools across the Nation. ESSER Fund awards to SEAs are in the same proportion as each State received funds under Part A of Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended, in fiscal year 2019.

ESSER Grant Important Links

  • ESSER Grant Programs
  • ESSER Fund
  • ESSER III Plan Report

Use of Funds

  • ESSER III Use of Funds Plan

  • Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Service

  • Public Notice

ESSER Grant Newsletters

  • ESSER Communications Newsletter to Parents and Staff - May 28, 2021

  • ESSER Communications Newsletter to Parents and Staff - June 7, 2021