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ESSER Funds Available

Federal money available for instruments, PPE, and professional development

Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funding is currently on its way to school districts across the United States. This funding, passed by Congress in December as part of a COVID-19 relief bill, amounts to approximately $54.3 billion of support for K-12 schools.

Conn-Selmer has committed to providing an additional 1 million dollars of stimulus aid to schools interested in purchasing school-owned USA manufactured instruments.


Here's what you need to know

  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?

Scott Lang from Be Part of the Music has put together an Esser Worksheet to help you get started.

Download the free ESSER Worksheet


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  Step 2: Request Documented Needs

After your 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.

Need help reaching out? We’ve put together a few email templates to aid in your communications.

  Step 3: Advocate and Follow Up Monthly

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

  Additional Resources