ESSER Funds

  • The federal government provided federal grant funding to states in an effort to help school districts safely return to in-person learning, support student learning and address student needs associated with the COVID-10 pandemic. Oversight of school districts’ plans for expenditure of grant awards is provided through the Kansas State Department of Education and the Kansas State Board of Education.

  • About ESSER

  • Will school districts be required to implement universal mask requirements to receive ESSER funds?

  • How may a school district, Local Education Agency (LEA), use ESSER funds?

  • Does the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act require school districts to adopt specific COVID-19 mitigation guidance from the CDC as a condition of receiving ARP ESSER funds?

  • ESSER I

  • ESSER II

  • ARP ESSER (ESSER III)

  • > June 22: Required Federal Plan for Safe Return to In-Person Instruction & Continuity of Services