ESSER III (Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund) Expenditure Plan

  • In response to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), the U.S. Congress passed American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act, which was signed into law on March 11, 2021.  This is the third federal stimulus funding act in response to COVID-19, following the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSA).

    The ARP Act requires local educational agencies (LEAs) that receive ESSER III funds to complete an Expenditure Plan for how ESSER III funds will be used to address students’ academic, social, emotional, and mental health needs, as well as the opportunity gaps that existed before, and were exacerbated by, the COVID-19 pandemic.

    NEW!  Please click here to view the presentation/overview of the plans here in English and here in Spanish

    NEW!  Not able to attend our overview session?  Please click here to view a recording of the presentation!

    And, NEW!!! Please click here to view a final draft of our ESSER III Expenditure Plan (posted October 6, 2021; updated October 20, 2021).

     Have comments or questions about our literacy, numeracy and social emotional learning plans (our ESSER III Expenditure Plan)?  Please follow this link:  to give us feedback! 

    Questions?  Please contact Carol Mehochko at