FEDERAL ALERT: ESSER and GEER Funds Guidance
May 26, 2021
Good Afternoon Board Members,
Below and online, please find Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about how funding under the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund, including the American Rescue Plan (ARP) ESSER program, and the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund may be used in response to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on students in pre-K-12 education. This guidance is provided by the US Department of Education’s National Engagement Team in response to questions received.
According to the guidance, other than statutory and regulatory requirements included in the document, such as those pursuant to the authorizing statute and other applicable laws and regulations, the contents of this document do not have the force and effect of law and are not meant to bind the public in any way. The guidance further advises that this document is intended to provide clarity to the public regarding existing requirements under the law or agency policies. In addition, it does not create or confer any rights for or on any person.
Additional information will be shared as it becomes available.