CARES Act Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund Tracker

9/23/2020

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The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act created the $30.75 billion Education Stabilization Fund, which provides $13.5 billion for the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund to assist K-12 schools with the coronavirus (COVID-19) national pandemic. States receive funds based on the same proportion that each state receives under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Title-IA. States must distribute at least 90% of funds to local education agencies (LEAs) based on their proportional share of ESEA Title I-A funds. States have the option to reserve 10% of the allocation for emergency needs as determined by the state to address issues responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. (*N/A: Data not available).

 

Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund
State
Total ESSER Allocation
  Minimum LEA Allocation/Application SEA Guidance to LEAs SEA Set-Aside Amount  SEA Plan For 10% Set-Aside

Alabama

 

$216,947,540

 

Alabama Certification and Agreement

 

 

 

$195,252,786

 

LEAs should complete the application. Send completed applications to CARESapp@alsde.edu. Upon approval of the application, funds will be released to LEAs.

The Alabama State Department of Education guidance to LEAs

 

 

$21,694,754

“The Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) proposes to use its SEA reserve to support:

  • Technological capacity and access to support remote learning. The strategies ALSDE intends to use to serve disadvantaged populations.
  • Remote learning by developing new informational and academic resources and expanding awareness of, and access to, best practices and innovations in remote learning and support for students, families, and educators.”

Alaska

 

$38,407,914

 

Alaska Certification and Agreement

 

 

 

$34,567,123

 

The application opened on May 12, 2020. LEAs may apply here on the Alaska Education Grants Management System to receive funds. The application is due on June 1, 2020.

The Alaska Department of Education & Early Development guidance to LEAs

 

 

$3,840,791

N/A

Arizona

 

$277,422,944

 

Arizona Certification and Agreement

 

 

 

$249,680,650

 

The application opened on May 29, 2020. LEAs may apply for the ESSER grant funds through completing an online application in the ADE Grants Management system.

The Arizona Department of Education guidance to LEAs

 

 

$27,742,294

"The Arizona Department of Education intends to use its state set-aside to support students, families, educators, and leaders to enhance K-12 COVID-19 relief, prevention and preparation, and recovery efforts statewide. Emphasis will be placed on areas most significantly impacted by COVID-19 – including Tribal Communities, rural and remote schools. These additional funds will also help to ensure that all eligible LEAs receive a minimum ESSER Fund allocation of at least $50,000. The following is the methodology used to provide these additional funds:

  • Determine a per-pupil amount (PPA) based on 50% of the state FY20 Total Final Adjusted Poverty for the eligible Title I Cohort (Total for LEA Assistance / Total Adjusted Poverty)
  • Ensure all LEA allocations meet the 50% PPA as applied to their final adjusted poverty count
  • Ensure a minimum allocation of $50,000 (~26% of LEAs)"

Arkansas

 

$128,758,638

 

Arkansas Certification and Agreement

 

 

 

$115,882,774

 

LEAs should complete the application and upload it into the ESSER folder in Indistar by May 29, 2020, to receive funds.

The Arkansas Division of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) guidance to LEAs

 

 

$12,875,864

"The Arkansas Division of Elementary and Secondary Education will be setting aside the SEA reserve for future needs within the parameters of the CARES Act. Arkansas reserves the option to use a portion of its SEA reserve to support remote learning."

California

 

$1,647,306,127

 

California Certification and Agreement

 

 

 

$1,482,575,514

 

LEAs must fill out the ESSER Fund Assurances to receive funding. Eligible LEAs received an email with their individual password.

The California Department of Education guidance to LEAs

 

 

$164,730,613

The California Department of Education has directed most of its funding from the state reserve to LEAs through $112.2 million to support nutrition services and $45 million for a competitive grant program to support and expand existing community schools.

Colorado

 

$120,993,782

 

Colorado Certification and Agreement

 

 

 

$108,894,404

 

LEAs may apply here to receive funds.

The Colorado Department of Education guidance to LEAS

 

 

$12,099,378

 The Colorado Department of Education has determined that $4.6 million of the state reserve will be directed to school districts,  BOCES and Tribes that received little or no relief funding in LEA distribution. 

The $4.6 million will be distributed in the following ways:

  • $750,000 to help BOCES with gaps in their special education funding and to provide operational support for BOCES with brick-and-mortar schools.
  • $70,000 to support educational needs of the Colorado Tribes.
  • $320,000 for 11 districts to support educational needs of the Native American students. 
  • $1.5 million for districts that did not receive or received a very small allocation from the 90% allocation. 
  • $2 million for districts, BOCES and Tribes for connectivity to broadband. 

The use of the remaining state set aside funds will be determined by the commissioner later in the fall of 2020.

Connecticut

 

$111,068,059

 

Connecticut Certification and Agreement

 

 

 

$99,961,253

 

LEAs should apply here to receive funds. The July 23, 2020 due date is extended, and a new due date will be announced when the application is reopened.

The Connecticut State Department of Education guidance to LEAs

 

 

$11,106,806

The Connecticut State Department of Education intends to use its state set-aside to address the following:

  • Equitable Access to Technology
  • Equitable Access to High Quality Online Curriculum including necessary supports 
  • Education Recovery & Reopening Schools
  • Social and Emotional Well-being

Delaware

 

$43,492,753

 

Delaware Certification and Agreement

 

 

 

$39,143,478

 

 

 

$4,349,275

"The Delaware Department of Education intends to use $3.1 million of its set-aside ($4,349,275) to support technological capacity and access. Of the $3.1 million for technology, $1.5 million will go to support low-income students. Furthermore, Delaware’s guidance to LEAs will emphasize the following four of the twelve allowable use categories:

  • Disadvantaged populations
  • Addressing long-term closures including meals, technology, IDEA
  • Educational technology
  • Summer learning and supplemental afterschool programs"

D.C.

 

$42,006,354

 

District of Columbia Certification and Agreement

 

 

 

$37,805,719

 

LEAs should apply for funds in OSSE’s Enterprise Grants Management System.

The District of Columbia Office of the State Superintendent of Education guidance to LEAs

 

 

$4,200,635

"OSSE plans to use their set-aside funds for contractual needs to be determined in the 2020-21 school year to support recovery learning in accordance with OSSE’s principles for continuous education."

Florida

 

$770,247,851

 

Florida Certification and Agreement

 

 

 

$693,223,066

 

LEAs should complete the CARES Act toolkit via ShareFile by June 30, 2020.

The Florida Department of Education guidance to LEAs

 

 

$77,024,785

“The Florida Department of Education (FDOE) intends to use its portion of the ESSER Fund reward to focus on three top priorities for the state, which include on closing achievement gaps, a proactive plan that will reinforce literacy supports, especially for Florida’s low-income and academically struggling K-5 students, and a comprehensive model that supports the safety and health of all students and staff. Each LEA will be asked to implement their own Instructional Continuity Plan (ICP) An ICP is an LEA/School plan for implementing distance learning.”

Georgia

 

$457,169,852

 

Georgia Certification and Agreement

 

 

 

$411,452,867

The Georgia Department of Education guidance to LEAs

$45,716,985

The Georgia Department of Education is withholding 10% for a rainy day fund should districts need help in the future for COVID-19 costs and is keeping half a percent — or nearly $2.3 million — to administer the grant.

Hawaii

 

$43,385,229

 

Hawaii Certification and Agreement

 

 

 

$39,046,706

The Hawaii Department of Education guidance to LEAs

 

 

$43,385,229

The Hawaii Department of Education will use its SEA set-aside fund to support distance learning programs to public and public charter schools. The allocations include:

  • $6.01 million for summer learning.
  • $15.01 million for devices & connectivity.
  • $6.34 million for special education.
  • $2.43 million for training & support.

Idaho

 

$47,854,695

 

Idaho Certification and Agreement

 

 

 

$43,069,226

 

LEAs should apply here to receive funds.

The Idaho State Board of Education guidance to LEAs

 

 

$4,785,470

The Idaho State Board of Education will use its state reservation for a learning management system and may be used to cover the costs of a current learning management system already in place, a one-time set-up fee for a new learning management system, professional development related to implementing an LMS. Grant Funding Methodology ESSER Fund Set aside

Ilinois

 

$569,467,218

 

Illinois Certification and Agreement

 

 

 

$512,520,496

 

LEAs should complete the application on the electronic Grants Management System (eGMS) to receive funds.

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) guidance to LEAs

 

 

$56,946,722

Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) has allocated $512 million from the ESSER Fund directly to Illinois school districts to support their local response to the COVID-19 pandemic and prepare for the unique challenges of the upcoming school year.  School districts receive reimbursement on a rolling basis upon their submission of expenditure reports. ISBE will direct the remaining ESSER funds in the following seven categories: $33.3 million for laptops and tablets; $7.1 million for internet connectivity; $6.5 million for virtual coaching in support of an estimated 4,000 new teachers who will be entering the teaching profession this fall; $6.5 million for professional development; $2.8 million for state administration; and $685,000 for entities that are not eligible for the direct funds due to ineligibility for the federal Title I program.

Indiana

 

$214,472,770

 

Indiana Certification and Agreement

 

 

 

$193,025,493

 

 

The Indiana Department of Education guidance to LEAs

 

 

$21,447,277

The Indiana Department of Education intends to use its SEA set-aside for the following: 1) Special populations and race/ethnic groups who are at additional risk, including but not limited to students with disabilities, English learners, migrants, foster, and homeless, 2) Small, rural locales with limited resources, 3) Educationally-related entities, such as juvenile correctional facilities, juvenile mental health facilities, and other public or non-profit facilities that target high-need populations and 4) Hard-hit areas, as determined by needs and data presented by the applicant. LEAs should complete the application by June 30, 2020 to be considered for the 10% set-aside grant.

Iowa

 

$71,625,561

 

Iowa Certification and Agreement

 

 

 

$64,463,005

 

LEAs should complete the application on the Consolidated Accountability and Support Application (CASA) system to receive funding.

The Iowa Department of Education guidance to LEAs

 

 

$7,162,556

N/A

Kansas

 

$84,529,061

 

Kansas Certification and Agreement

 

 

 

$76,076,155

 

LEAs should complete the application and submit to Trevor Huffman (thuffman@ksde.org) to receive funding.

Kansas State Department of Education guidance to LEAs

 

 

$8,452,906

“Kansas does not intend to use any of the 10% set-aside to address technological capacity/access and remote learning.”

Kentucky

 

$193,186,874

 

Kentucky Certification and Agreement

 

$173,868,187

 

LEAs must complete an assurance document through the Grants Management

Application and Planning (GMAP) system. Following the submission of the assurance document, LEAs may request the ESSER funds through the Federal Cash Request process. The Federal Cash Request process and the funding matrix can be found here. The spending plans are due July 31, 2020.

The Kentucky Department of Education guidance to LEAs

 

 

$19,318,687

“The Kentucky Department of Education intends to use a portion of its SEA reserve to support the remote learning efforts provided by the Non-Traditional Instruction  program by expanding technological capacity, developing new resources, and developing a greater understanding of remote learning best practices across the state.”

Louisiana

 

$286,980,175

 

Louisiana Certification and Agreement

 

 

 

$258,282,158

 

LEAs should submit the Strong Start 2020 Application on the E-Grants Management System (eGMS) to receive funds.

The Louisiana Department of Education guidance to LEAs

 

 

$28,698,018

The Lousiana Department of Education intends to use its state set-aside to create an ESSER Incentive Grant to support key Strong Start 2020 Planning Priorities. School systems must commit to all Strong Start 2020 priorities and submit the application by May 29, 2020 to be eligible for ESSERF Incentive grants.

Maine

 

$43,793,319

 

Maine Certification and Agreement

 

 

 

$39,413,987

 

LEAs may apply to receive funds here.

The Maine Department of Education guidance to LEAs

 

 

$4,379,332

"The Maine Department of Education intends to use its set-aside to provide access to remote learning through technology and providing educators with an online platform for learning and sharing best practicies and strategies for high quality remote learning. The Department will partner with a Learning Management System/Virtual Learning Environment vendor to design and customize an online platform to support interactive professional development and a student platform for statewide curriculum, instruction, lessons, units, and activities that can be accessed by students at any time."

Maryland

 

$207,834,058

 

Maryland Certification and Agreement

  $187,050,652   $20,783,406

"The Maryland State Department of Education will use its set-aside to for procuring devices to increase access to remote learning. This includes:

  • Purchasing remote help desk and network management tools
  • Purchasing services that allow teachers to communicate with students and team members, and enable therapists to deliver services to students virtually
  • Professional development 
  • Support to return to traditional delivery of educational services"

Massachusetts

 

$214,894,317

 

Massachusetts Certification and Agreement 

 

$193,404,885

 

LEAs should choose one option based on district needs.

  • Option 1: Due date for FY 2020 fund use Monday, June 15, 2020: Applicants that intend to obligate any funds in FY 2020 (FY 2020 period of availability is 3/13/2020 – 6/30/2020) should submit by this deadline. Those who opt to apply for FY 2020 funds, will likely get one initial payment of 10% of the award amount in July/Aug. DESE will then roll the balance of the grant into FY 2021 (year 2) of the award (7/1/2020–6/30/2021).
  • Option 2: Due date for FY 2021 fund use Friday, Aug. 14, 2020: Applicants that do not intend to obligate any funds in FY 2020, but plan to begin using these funds in FY 2021 should submit by this deadline (FY 2021 period of availability is 7/1/2020 – 6/30/2021, but a start date cannot be issued on a grant prior to the date of grant submission). Applicants will receive an initial payment of 10% of the award amount once the grant is programmatically approved and established on the state's accounting system.

The application should be completed here for either option.

The Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education guidance to LEAs

 

 

$21,489,432

“The Massachusetts Department of Education intends to use a portion of its state reservation to support the implementation of remote learning guidance for students, families, and educators.”

Michigan

 

$389,796,984

 

Michigan Certification and Agreement

 

 

 

$350,817,286

 

LEAs should complete the application in the Michigan Electronic Grants System Plus (MEGS+) and either accept or refuse ESSER funds.

The Michigan Department of Education guidance to LEAs

 

 

$38,979,698

“The Michigan Department of Education intends to reserve up to 10% of the ESSER Fund to establish an educational equity fund. These dollars will be allocated to LEAs through subgrant applications.”

Minnesota

 

$140,137,253

 

Minnesota Certification and Agreement

 

 

 

$126,123,528

 

LEAs should complete the application and submit on the SERVS System to receive funding.

The Minnesota Department of Education guidance to LEAs

 

 

$140,137,253

“The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) intends to use its 10% set-aside to assist LEAs that did not receive funds under the 90% ESSER funds formula allocation. The amount LEAs receive will be based on the number of free and reduced lunch eligible students. Funds may be used for: academic summer learning in order to address student learning gaps, technology staffing and training, and mental health services and supports.” LEAs should complete the application on the SERVS System to be considered for the grant. Grant FAQ.

Mississippi

 

$169,883,002

 

Mississippi Certification and Agreement

 

 

 

$152,894,702

The Mississippi Department of Education guidance to LEAs

 

 

$16,988,300

“The Mississippi Department of Education intends to support technological capacity and access – including hardware and software, connectivity, and instructional expertise – to support remote learning within school districts, through activities such as the development and deployment of guidance and professional learning opportunities for teachers focused on best practices in instructional technology integration, distance learning instructional approaches, and learning management systems. Professional development opportunities will include a focus on how districts how can serve students experiencing homelessness, foster care youth, English learners, children with disabilities, racial and ethnic minorities, and low- income students. The SEA also intends to support remote learning by developing new informational and academic resources and expanding awareness of, and access to, best practices and innovations in remote learning and support for students, families, and educators, through activities such as the incentivization of distance learning models and training for various stakeholder groups on learning management systems.”

Missouri

 

$208,443,300

 

Missouri Certification and Agreement

 

 

 

$187,598,970

 

LEAs should complete the application on the DESE Secured Web Application to receive funds.

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education guidance to LEAs

 

 

$20,844,330

“The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (MODESE) intends to use a portion of the SEA reserve to develop and disseminate professional development resources in regards to distance learning.”

Montana

 

$41,295,230

Montana Certification and Agreement

 

$37,165,707

 

LEA should apply on the eGrants module to receive funds. LEAs will have to sign the grant assurances,

create an initial budget, and enter the equitable services information before applying to draw down funds. Within eGrants, the ESSER funding will be handled as two funding sources. The first will be the 90% allocation and the supplemental amount from the set-aside to provide a minimum of $10,000 for each elementary and high school program. The second funding source will be the $3,000,000 that has the added emphasis that it is to be used for special education-related services.  

The Montana Office of Public Instruction guidance to LEAs

 

 

$4,129,523

The Montana Office of Public Instruction will use its set-aside for the following:

  • Directing funds to LEAs to a minimum of $10,000 per elementary and high school program.
  • SPED allocation to LEAs who are not SPED cooperative members.
  • SPED allocation to SPED cooperative members and passed through to SPED cooperatives.

Nebraska

 

$65,085,085

 

Nebraska Certification and Agreement

 

 

 

$58,576,577

 

LEAs should complete the application on the Grants Management System (GMS) to receive funds.

The Nebraska Department of Education guidance to LEAs

 

 

$6,508,509

“The Nebraska Department of Education intends to use its state set aside to:

  • Enhance technology infrastructure (broadband, devices, platforms, data privacy) for students and families.
  • Build supports for planning for possible interruptions upon returning to school and student and staff reentry.
  • Ensure student nutritional needs are met.
  • Provide professional learning to support inclusive remote learning environment and engagement, along with best practices for different student groups.
  • Create or expand mental, behavioral, and social emotional supports.”

Nevada

 

$117,185,045

 

Nevada Certification and Agreement

 

 

 

$105,466,541

 

The application opened on June 18, 2020, and is due by July 31, 2020.  

The Nevada Department of Education guidance to LEAs

 

 

$11,718,505

“The Nevada Department of Education intends to reserve the full 10% of its allocation to support statewide activities regarding distance learning funding, resources and tools that will support remote learning.” NDE released the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Grant. LEAs should apply by Aug. 15, 2020, to be considered.

New Hampshire

 

$37,641,372

 

New Hampshire Certification and Agreement

 

 

 

 

$33,877,235

 

LEAs should complete the application on the state grant management system to receive funds.

The New Hampshire Department of Education guidance to LEAs

 

 

 

$3,764,137

“The New Hampshire Department of Education intends to use its set-aside to further develop our remote instruction capacity, with a focus on under-served communities and constituencies. Remote instruction capacity includes access, devices, applications and training for students, families and educators as well as other activities deemed necessary by the New Hampshire Department of Education to increase capacity.”

New Jersey

 

$310,371,213

 

New Jersey Certification and Agreement

 

 

 

 

 

$279,334,092

 

LEAs should complete the application on the EWEG System to receive funds.

The New Jersey Department of Education guidance to LEAs

 

 

$31,037,121

"The New Jersey Department of Education intends to use a portion of its set-aside for the following:

  • Directing funds to LEAs that did not receive Title I funds will receive funds from the ESSER fund
  • Public educational institutions in which public school students are educated, that were not eligible for an allocation from the formula portion of the grant as a result of not being an LEA. Specifically, these subgrants will be provided to: Special Services School Districts (SSSDs); educational institutions run by State agencies including the Department of Children and Families (DCF) and the Department of Corrections (DOC); the Juvenile Justice Centers; and Juvenile Detention Centers
  • Support formula grants to LEAs for the purchase of 1:1 instructional devices (e.g., Chromebooks, iPads) and connectivity
  • Develop a Memorandum of Understanding with Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, to address the Social-Emotional Learning needs of students impacted by COVID-19
  • Support competitive grants for LEAs prioritizing activities that address learning loss in students, the need for additional summer instruction, compensatory education for students with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), Social-Emotional Learning, and support for students experiencing homelessness."

New Mexico

 

$108,574,786

 

New Mexico Certification and Agreement

 

 

 

$97,717,307

 

LEAs should apply here to receive funds.

The New Mexico Public Education Department guidance to LEAs

 

 

$10,857,479

“The New Mexico Public Education Department proposes to allocate the 9.5% of ESSER

funds available for distribution at the discretion of the SEA to education entities,

including LEAs, for the following purposes:

  • Closing the Digital Divide (mobile devices, internet connectivity, professional development for online learning, and related purchases): 60%
  • Social and Emotional Learning Supports: 19%
  • Supporting students with disabilities and students in need of at-risk services (during a building closure or during a transition back into the school building): 10%
  • PPE, Building Sanitization and Cleaning Supplies: 2%
  •  Other, to be determined as needs emerge during the return to school and during the school year: 9% NMPED will distribute funds via grants. Education entities’ eligibility for these grants will be based in part on their percentage and/or number of low-income children or students, children with disabilities, English learners, racial and ethnic minorities, students experiencing homelessness, and foster care youth.”

New York

 

$1,037,045,603

 

New York Certification and Agreement

 

 

 

$933,341,043

 

LEAs should submit a single application for both the ESSERF and the GEER funding on the Application Business Portal.

The New York State Department of Education guidance to LEAs

 

 

$108,574,786

ESSER funds to school districts were programmed by the Division of the Budget and the Legislature in the 2020-21 enacted New York State budget through the application of a “pandemic adjustment” to partially offset the state share of state aid to school districts.

North Carolina

 

$396,311,607

 

North Carolina Certification and Agreement

 

 

 

$356,680,446

 

LEAs should complete the application to receive funds.

The North Carolina State Board of Education guidance to LEAs

 

 

$39,631,161

“The North Carolina State Board of Education elects to reserve 10% of its set-aside. It will direct NCDPI to administer grants and contracts to address emergency-related priorities:

  • Assistance to public school units in developing and implementing plans with emphasis on disadvantaged population and ensuring equitable student opportunities.
  • The needs of Exceptional Children
  • Funding student support workers and professionals to address social-emotional need.”

North Dakota

 

$33,297,699

 

North Dakota Certification and Agreement

 

 

 

$29,967,929

 

North Dakota LEAs will receive a Certification and Agreement package (i.e., application) via email outlining the summary of assurances and requirements to apply for these funds.

The North Dakota Department of Public Instruction guidance to LEAs

 

 

$3,329,770

“The North Dakota Department of Public Instruction (NDDPI) has engaged in initial conversations regarding the potential use of our SEA reserve included as part of the ESSER funds. NDDPI has identified some potential uses of these funds as it pertains to the following areas:

  • Technological Capacity and Access Remote learning.
  • Remote Learning."

Ohio

 

$489,205,200

 

Ohio Certification and Agreement

 

 

 

$440,284,680

 

LEAs should complete the application on the Comprehensive Continuous Improvement Plan (CCIP) to receive funds.

The Ohio Department of Education guidance to LEAs

 

 

$48,920,520

The Ohio Department of Education is using a portion of its state set-aside towards the BroadbandOhio Connectivity Grant, a new $15 million grant for remote education supports for schools.

Oklahoma

 

$160,950,476

 

Oklahoma Certification and Agreement

 

 

 

$144,855,428

 

 

The Oklahoma State Department of Education guidance to LEAs

 

$16,095,048

Governor Kevin Stitt and State Supt. of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister announced that they have partnered to give eligible Oklahoma school districts an opportunity to apply for $16 million in emergency relief funds through the CARES Act. The incentive grant funds were made available through $8 million from the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) set-aside amount from the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund and $8 million from the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) discretionary funds. Districts will apply for Incentive Grants through the OSDE Grants Management System, and eligible expenditures must be reimbursed between July 1, 2020, and June 30, 2022. Additionally, the Oklahoma State Department of Education will also use their state set-aside for CARES Act Hotspot Grants.

Oregon

 

$121,099,019

 

Oregon Certification and Agreement

 

 

 

$ 108,989,117

 

LEAs should complete the application on the Electronic Grant Management System (EGMS) to receive funds. The application is due on July 10, 2020. 

The Oregon Department of Education guidance to LEAs

 

 

$12,109,902

The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) will provide over $21 million of both its state set-aside reserve and GEER Funds to support LEAs and other education partners with emergency grants that may be used to address access to internet and technology, and equipment necessary for remote learning.  

Pennsylvania

 

$523,807,198

 

Pennsylvania Certification and Agreement

 

 

 

$471,426,478

 

LEAs should complete the application on the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s eGrants Grants Management system to receive funds.

The Pennsylvania Department of Education guidance to LEAs

 

 

$52,380,720

“The Pennsylvania Department of Education intends to use its state reservation plans include:

  • Expanding access to equitable statewide online blended, and offline learning platforms, with particular attention to access for students with disabilities, English learners, students in concentrated poverty, and other at-risk student populations;
  •  Strengthening support and accountability for full-time virtual schools while building
  • local capacity to design, deliver, and evaluate the efficacy of online and blended learning;
  • Supporting intensive teacher and school leader professional development on remote delivery and pedagogy;
  • Providing direct resources and technical assistance to close learning and nonacademic gaps stemming from extended school closures.”

Rhode Island

 

$46,350,444

 

Rhode Island Certification and Agreement

 

 

 

$41,715,400

 

LEAs should complete the application on Accelegrants to receive funds. The application is open until Oct. 31, 2020.

The Rhode Island Department of Education guidance to LEAs

 

 

$4,635,044

"The Rhode Island Department of Education intends to use its set-aside to support:

  • Rebuilding a system that can reimagine the traditional classroom structures; needs of the workforce; cleaning, disinfecting and sanitizing; as well as transportation and other services.
  • Optimizing resources for state-state, state-district or district-district partnerships.
  • Developing mechanisms for ongoing communication with agency staff and routines to help facilitate cross-agency staff engagement, reduction in duplication of efforts, and amplification of the agency’s impact.
  • Automating and/or streamlining existing public-facing agency services in order to ensure successful continued operations virtually, and establishing clear resources or tools to enable effective telework as needed. Specifically, this can be achieved by implementing a more effective performance management system.

Additionally, the SEA shall develop a resource compendium of evidence-based strategies for remediating gaps in learning and addressing the mental health and wellness of students during and after distance learning."

South Carolina

 

$216,311,158

 

South Carolina Certification and Agreement

 

 

 

$194,680,042

 

LEAs should apply here to receive funds. The application opened on June 2, 2020.

The South Carolina Department of Education guidance to LEAs

 

 

$21,631,116

“The South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) intends to use some portion of its ESSER state reserve funds on technology capacity, access, and remote learning.”

South Dakota

 

$41,295,230

 

South Dakota Certification and Agreement

 

 

 

$37,165,707

 

LEAs should complete the application on the Grants Management System to receive funds.

The South Dakota Department of Education guidance to LEAs 

 

 

$4,129,523

“The South Dakota Department of Education (SDDOE) plans to use the 10% set-aside on the following:

• Administration for the ESSER grant funds (.5%)

• Make additional awards to LEAs with remaining 9.5% to supplement activities related to the 12 Uses of Funds.”

Tennessee

 

$259,891,154

 

Tennessee Certification and Agreement

 

 

 

$233,902,039

 

LEAs should complete the application on the ePlan management system to receive funds.

The Tennessee Department of Education guidance to LEAs

 

 

$25,989,115

The Tennessee Department of Education intends to use its set-aside on the following:

  • Technology ($13M).
  • Online Resource ($4M).
  • Grow Your Own ($2M).
  • Mental Health and Community Resources ($1.5M).
  • Leadership Development ($0.5M).
  • District Accelerator ($1M)
  • Innovation ($3M).

TN Set-Aside FAQ

Texas

 

$1,285,886,064

 

Texas Certification and Agreement

 

 

 

$1,157,297,458

 

LEAs should complete the application here to receive funds.

The Texas Education Agency guidance to LEAs

 

 

$128,588,606

“The Texas Education Agency (TEA) will reserve the allowable 0.5% for agency administration of the formula grant grants and discretionary projects. TEA plans to budget a majority of the 9.5%

discretionary set-aside to implement a series of interdisciplinary projects to continue distance learning and to upgrade remote learning resources in a variety of school settings. These projects will serve all student groups including disadvantaged populations.

The projects will incorporate various strategies through multi-tiered systems of support and research-based approaches to meeting the needs of different student populations. The planned discretionary projects include the following:

  • Additional Direct LEA COVID-19 Funds
  • Online Summer Bridge to College Access
  • District Remote Learning Diagnostic and Academic Recovery Support
  • Free Remote Education Delivery System
  • Whole School Redesign for Online Learning Support
  • Project Restore

Remote Dyslexia Instruction Platform.”

Utah

 

$67,821,787

 

Utah Certification and Agreement

 

 

 

$61,039,608

The Utah State Board of Education guidance to LEAs

 

 

$6,782,179

“The Utah State Board of Education intends to use its set-aside for the following:

  1. Technological capacity and access – including hardware and software, connectivity, and instructional expertise – to support remote learning.
    • The state will focus on needs in remote locations of the state that do not currently have access to broadband, cellular, or microwave internet service, such as areas of San Juan School District. These areas are highlighted on our Utah broadband infrastructure map available: https://bit.ly/UETNNetworkMap.
    • The state will focus on the needs in the 65 charter school communities that are not currently participating in the state’s Digital Teaching and Learning program, as they may lack infrastructure and resources for remote learning.
  2. Remote learning by developing new and expanded informational and academic resources. In addition, there will be focus on expanding awareness of, and access to, best practices and innovations in remote learning as well as additional support for students, families, and educators.
  3. Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) by providing professional learning for teacher leaders, creating open education digital modules, and providing resources for additional mental health services in transition back to school.”

Vermont

 

$31,148,360

 

Vermont Certification and Agreement

 

 

 

$28,033,524

The Vermont Agency of Education guidance to LEAs

 

 

$3,114,836

“The Vermont Agency of Education intends to use some portion of its SEA reserve to develop strategies to address technology infrastructure and access to support remote learning and expand supports for students, families, and educators. These strategies will include:

  1. The implementation of an integrated helpdesk and knowledge center solution to coordinate and expand the SEA’s ability to assist LEAs in implementing remote learning, and better enable the SEA to deliver targeted assistance to those LEAs requiring additional support.
  2. The design and implementation of a remote learning communications ecosystem to facilitate the rapid development and sharing of best practices among teachers statewide.
  3. The provision of online support resources to address the social and emotional needs to students and their families.”

Virginia 

 

$238,599,192

 

Virginia Certification and Agreement

 

 

 

$214,739,273

 

LEAs should complete the application on the Online Management of Education Grant Awards system to receive funds

The Virginia Department of Education guidance to LEAs

 

 

$23,859,919

The Virginia Department of Education will use a portion of its SEA reserve to support remote learning through increased technological access and development of resources to support students, families, and educators. Planned initiatives, informed by Continuity for Learning Task Force and the Return to Schooling Recovery Task Force include:

  • Expansion of the Virtual Virginia outreach program PK-12.
  • Expansion of instructional content and lessons offered via WHRO/PBS television.
  • Expansion GoOpenVA openly-licenses education resources to support online instruction.
  • Regional and LEA grants to support teacher training and professional development.
  • Targeted, needs-based LEA grants to increase intent access, provide funding for technology equipment, and other resources.
  • Development or purchase of a statewide learning management system that can be accessed remotely by all Virginia educators.

Washington

 

$216,892,447

 

Washington Certification and Agreement

 

 

 

$195,203,202

 

LEAs should complete the application on the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction’s (OSPI) ESSER iGrants Form to receive funds.

The Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction guidance to LEAs

 

 

$21,689,245

Of the 10% of the total ESSER funds is allocated to the Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, 9.8% will be in reserve status, the remaining 0.2% will be reserved to help non-Title I districts prepare for school opening.

West Virginia

 

$86,640,471

 

West Virginia Certification and Agreement

 

 

 

$77,976,424

The West Virginia Department of Education guidance to LEAs

 

 

$8,664,047

The West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE will utilize the remaining $8,664,047 (10%) to coordinate with the Governor and other state agencies to improve internet access for underserved geographical areas of the state as lack of internet access. The program is called Kids Connect initiative which will provide internet access for students across the state. Kids Connect is a joint effort between the Governor’s Office of Technology, the WVDE, and the Higher Education Policy Commission to establish over 1,000 free wireless internet access points at Pre-K-12 schools, libraries, higher education facilities, National Guard armories, and State Parks in all 55 counties statewide to ensure that every West Virginia student who needs internet access to complete remote work is able to do so.

Wisconsin

 

$174,777,774

 

Wisconsin Certification and Agreement

 

 

 

$157,299,997

 

LEAs should complete the application on the WISEgrants web portal to receive funds.

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction guidance to LEAs

 

 

$17,477,777

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (WDPI) will collaborate with three strategic state partners to support online, blended, and remote instructional delivery systems. Examples of existing partnerships the department could build upon include:

The Wisconsin Digital Learning Collaborative (WDLC). This is a partnership between WDPI, the Wisconsin Virtual School out of Cooperative Education, Service Agency (CESA) 9, and the eSchools Network, and is Wisconsin’s state-designated web academy. The WDLC partners currently support over 300 schools with online and blended courses. They are well-positioned to increase both leadership capacity for planning around online instruction, and access to online and blended learning courses for students in grades 6-12.

  • The CESA Instructional Technology Network. The Network will help implement local training and leadership planning assistance.

The Institute for Personalized Learning (IPL). A division of CESA 1, the Institute assists districts in creating and delivering learner-centered, instructional design principles, and technology-rich learning experiences. The Institute has a wealth of resources to assist schools in creating blended and digitally rich learning experiences.”

Wyoming

 

$32,562,651

 

Wyoming Certification and Agreement

 

 

 

$29,306,386

 

LEAs should complete the application on the eGrants Management System to receive funds. The application is due on July 1, 2020.

The Wyoming Department of Education guidance to LEAs

 

 

$3,256,265

"The Wyoming Department of Education will use its set-aside for remote learning by developing new informational and academic resources and expanding awareness of, and access to, best practices and innovations in remote learning for students, families, and educators. The WDE will also explore other potential uses such as PPE and other health products, developing new and enhanced health and safety protocols, credit recovery and remediation, early literacy and math intervention, improving SEL infrastructure, and expansion of LMS capacity."