State Reporting » ESSER III Plans

ESSER III Plans

In response to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), the U.S. Congress passed the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act, which was signed into law on March 11, 2021.   The ARP Act requires local educational agencies (LEAs) that receive ESSER III funds to complete both a Safe Return to In-person Instruction and Continuity of Services plan, and 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.