Federal and State Initiatives
Elementary and Secondary Schools Emergency Relief (ESSER III)
The American Rescue Plan (ARP) Elementary and Secondary Schools Emergency Relief (ESSER III) Fund Fund provides nearly $122 billion to states to help safely reopen and sustain the safe operation of schools and address the impacts of the coronavirus disease 2019 (“COVID-19”) pandemic on the Nation's students by addressing students' academic, social, emotional, and mental health needs. Of this amount, NC received $3.6 billion.
The NC State Plan outlines how the the state will implement the grant program and track its outcomes. The NC Department of Public instruction invites you to review the plan and provide comments no later than June 18, 2021 5:00 p.m. EDT.