ESSER Q&A October 18, 2021
Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief
Prepared by Jennifer Sudhoff, Treasurer/CFO
Why is the district receiving these funds?
The federal Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief funds, known as ESSER funds, were authorized by Congress as part of three COVID-19 relief packages to help local school districts address needs and recover student “learning loss” – the decrease in educational progress experienced by many students during the pandemic. Benjamin Logan is receiving a total of $2,499,102.66 in these funds broken down like this:
- $176,920.46 in ESSER I funds included in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
- $99,240.63 from the Coronavirus Relief Fund small town and rural
- $684,518.45 in ESSER II funds from the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA).
- $1,538,423.12 in ESSER III funds from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).