ESSER III Fund Info

  • On March 11, 2021, the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act was signed into law.  In it, the U.S. Department of Education provided additional funding for the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER III Fund).  

    This legislation awarded grants to state educational agencies (SEAs) for providing local educational agencies (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.

    This ARP Act includes $122 billion in Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds for LEAs across the country, which is the single largest investment in federal elementary and secondary education in the nation’s history.

    PSJA ISD will utilize these funds to accelerate learning and mitigate impact on student learning.

    ESSER will provide resources for:

    • critical one-time investments
    • time-limited programming to respond to the pandemic
    • and innovation that can redefine student learning, acceleration, and development

    PSJA ISD's allocation is $120,561,091 to be expended from March 2020 through the 2023–2024 school year. 

    At this time $80,374,061, 2/3 of the allocation has been released by TEA through the US Department of Education (USDE). The remaining 1/3 of the allocation will be release later this spring after an application process is completed by the state and reviewed by USDE.

    Ongoing:  


    Community & Stakeholder Survey 

    ESSER III Use of Funds 

    ESSER III Safe Return to In-Person Instruction & Continuity of Service Plan