ESSER funds are allocated to each state as a formula grant based on the state’s level of Title I, Part A funding. Ninety percent of state ESSER funds must be distributed to districts based on each district’s share of Title I, Part A funds (states can keep the remaining 10%).
Contact your district’s federal program coordinator to inquire about how much your district is being allocated from the state education department.
To view funding estimates for your district, click here.
The ESSER grants are awarded to State Educational Agencies (SEAs), and school districts, or Local Educational Agencies (LEAs). Districts or LEAs must apply to their respective SEA to receive the funds.
Districts can put funds towards any “activity authorized by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.” Additionally, ESSER II and III legislation specifies that funds can be used to address learning loss.
Districts are able to spend their ESSER funds on a range of activities, services, and goods (outlined in the legislation Section 18003(d)). Find out more info here.
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Teach Good Behavior:
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Actionable Safety Insights:
Provides administrators with valuable data to analyze so they can see patterns, spotting red flags early and supporting students in a more meaningful way.
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Ways to solve this:
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Here are a few ways to improve SEL and get students reengaged:
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Ways to solve this: