• CARES Act

    Congress set aside allotted funds to the Education Stabilization Fund through the Coronavirus Aid Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

    The Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER Fund) was signed into law on March 27, 2020.  The US Department of Education awarded these grants for the purpose of providing emergency relief funds to address the impact that COVID-18 has had, and continues to have, on elementary and secondary schools across the nation.

    The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSA), was signed into law on December 27, 2020 and provides additional funds for the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER II Fund).

    On Thursday, March 11, 2021, the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act was signed into law for the ARP Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ARP ESSER) Fund.  These funds are provided for 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.