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ESSER Funds Available

Federal money available for instruments, PPE, and professional development

What is ESSER?

ESSER is the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief and it’s currently available to school districts across the United States. Currently on its third round, over $193B is available. The most recent funding in the American Rescue Plan accounts for $168B. Higher Education is also eligible for funding with $76B available for distribution.

What You Need To Get Started

  Steps for Funding

Step 1

Document Your School’s Needs

Step2

Request Documented Needs

Step3

Advocation and Follow-up

  Step 1: Document Your School's Needs

Take a moment to figure out what your school's educational needs might be. Do you need new sheet music, instruments, or general equipment for your school?

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  Step 2: Request Documented Needs

After assessing your needs, you will need to contact your federal program manager or representative to find out what your district is eligible to receive from the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds. Contact your school administrator to find your federal program manager or representative.

  Step 3: Advocate and Follow Up Monthly

Set a reminder in your calendar to advocate and follow up with your federal program manager or representative monthly. Utilize the email templates above to present your documented needs.

  Educator Resources

As teachers begin to navigate their path back to in-person learning, we have compiled a few resources to help advocate for programs, access funding, understand safety guidance, and more.