ESSER Federal Grants Committee
In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the United States Department of Education released three grants for which local education agencies (LEAs) could apply through the Arizona Department of Education (ADE).
These grants, known as ESSER I, ESSER II, and ESSER III, were authorized by the:
- Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act),
- Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSA), and the
- American Rescue Plan (ARP).
This funding supports the K-12 schools response to COVID-19; addresses local relief, prevention, preparation, and recovery efforts relative to responding to COVID-19; provides resources to address the needs of individual schools; maintains the operation and continuity of services; and more.