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ESSER I-II-III

Congress set aside approximately $13.2 billion of the $30.75 billion allotted to the Education Stabilization Fund through the CARES Act for the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER Fund). The Department will award these grants ­to State educational agencies (SEAs) for the purpose of providing local educational agencies (LEAs), including charter schools that are LEAs, with emergency relief funds to address the impact that COVID-19 has had, and continues to have, on elementary and secondary schools across the Nation.

 

ESSER I Grant Program Authorized in Title VIII, Division B, of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, signed into law in March 2020. Period of availability is March 13, 2020 (with pre-award), to September 30, 2022 (with carryover).
   
CRRSA ESSER II Grant Program  Authorized in the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA), signed into law in December 2020. Period of availability is March 13, 2020 (with pre-award), to September 30, 2023 (with carryover).
   
ARP ESSER III Grant Program Authorized in the American Rescue Plan Act (ARP), signed into law in March 2021. Period of availability is March 13, 2020 (with pre-award), to September 30, 2024 (with carryover).

 

 
ESSER Training and Q&A information and registration will be shared through the Federal department listserv through TEA. Subscribe to Grants (formerly GAFPC) under Finance and Grants at https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/TXTEA/subscriber/new
 
TEA ESSER Page TEA ESSER Page
 
For the most current information, please visit TEA's COVID-19 Federal Program FAQs webpage and click on the following document links:
  • Federal Funding and Grants FAQ 
  • Federally Funded ESC Grants FAQ 
  • Migrant Education Program Guidance 
  • CARES Act Funding and Expense Reimbursement FAQ 
  • CARES Act Equitable Services FAQ 
  • CARES Act Funding Support for LEAs 
  • SY 20-21 FEMA FAQ 
  • Total Supplemental Federal Funding, Excluding ESSER II and ESSER III 
  • Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief III (ESSER III) Funding
 
Additional Helpful Links: 
Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief III (ESSER III) Funding (coming soon)
ARP ESSER III
*The current ESSER III application is for 2/3 of the ESSER III funds.

The following materials provide general information about ARP ESSER III grant funding:


Statewide Training and Q&A
TEA staff will present two statewide training webinar sessions on the ARP ESSER III grant and grant application: 
 
 
• Answers to frequently asked questions are listed in the ARP ESSER III FAQ at https://app.smartsheet.com/b/publish?EQBCT=f4b5d82938764f1f81573845021e58ed The FAQ will be updated regularly.
 
• Please submit all questions for ARP ESSER III through the FAQ submission form at https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/9fd2d72bd6cc49ab95b3f05b8c99b0fd to be reviewed and added to the ARP ESSER III FAQ.
As of 5/11/21 - Guidelines/requirements for ESSER II have not been developed
 
ESSER Newsletters: