Federal money available for instruments, PPE, and professional development
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.