Federal Coronavirus Relief Programs
Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief II (ESSER II) Fund
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) Act provide resources to school districts to address the impact the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) has had, and continues to have, on elementary and secondary schools. This supplemental funding opportunity, the Elementary and Secondary Education Emergency Relief II (ESSER II) Fund, is intended to help school districts safely reopen schools, and measure and effectively address significant learning loss. In addition, in an effort to build capacity of public school districts and communities to facilitate integrated coordination of school and community-based resources, DESE is providing an additional $10,000 to each district for student mental health services and supports.
ESSER II Resources for Program Directors
All materials needed to apply for ESSER II funds are posted with the grant RFP.
ESSER II Webinar
ESSER II Allocations
ESSER II Quick Reference Guide
ESSER II Frequently Asked Questions
USED ESSER II Fact Sheet
CCSSO Common Use of Funds Questions for ESSER II
Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief I (ESSER I) Fund
The Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief I (ESSER I) Fund, authorized under section 18003 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), provides districts with emergency relief funds to address the impact that COVID-19 has had, and continues to have, on elementary and secondary schools. Districts must provide equitable services to students and teachers in non-public schools as required under the CARES Act.
ESSER I Resources for Program Directors
All materials needed to apply for ESSER I funds are posted with the grant RFP
ESSER I allocation amounts by district
ESSER I Quick Reference Guide
Federal Grants Frequently Asked Questions regarding COVID-19 — Updated 11/20/2020
ESSER I Webinar
COVID-19 Information and Resources for Schools
Fact Sheet: Use of US Department of Education grant funds for employee compensation and cancelled activities or travel
Last Updated: March 29, 2021