PTSD Grant Funding

Federal Emergency Relief Funding

Three Grant Rounds: CARES, ESSER II, and ARP

The core purpose of the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (grants awarded to schools) is to provide direct money to school districts and provide funding to support areas impacted by the disruption and closure of schools from COVID-19.


The Pittsgrove Township School District has received the following three grants: CARES Emergency Relief Grant, CRRSA ESSER II Grant, and the American Rescue Plan (ARP ESSER) Grant.

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CARES Emergency Relief Grant

  • First round of grant funding
  • Spending timeline - March 13, 2020-September 30, 2022
  • Continuing to provide educational services while schools are closed, such as remote learning
  • Developing and implementing plans for the return to normal operations
  • Summer programming and additional learning time opportunities
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CRRSA ESSER II

  • Second round of grant funding
  • Spending timeline - March 13, 2020-September 30, 2023
  • Three categories of allowable activities: addressing learning loss; preparing schools for reopening; and testing, repairing, and upgrading projects to improve air quality in buildings


**The first visual below highlights the total funds in three areas: ESSER II, Learning Acceleration, and Mental Health.


**The second visual below highlights a breakdown of funds in each of the three areas.

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American Rescue Plan (ARP ESSER)

  • Third round of grant funding
  • Spending timeline - March 13, 2020-September 30, 2024
  • Five areas for spending: ARP ESSER II, Accelerated Learning Coaching and Educator Support, Summer Learning and Enrichment, Beyond the School Day Activities, and Mental Health Support Staffing
  • ARP ESSER requires to reserve not less than 20 percent of its total ARP ESSER allocation to address learning loss
  • Ensure that interventions respond to students’ academic, social, and emotional needs and address the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on underrepresented student groups
  • Develop strategies and implement public health protocols including, to the greatest extent practicable, policies in line with guidance from the CDC for the reopening and operation of school facilities to effectively maintain the health and safety of students, educators, and other staff


**The first visual below highlights the total funds in five areas: ARP ESSER II, Accelerated Learning Coaching and Educator Support, Summer Learning and Enrichment, Beyond the School Day Activities, and Mental Health Support Staffing.


**The second visual below highlights a breakdown of funds in each of the five areas.

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