What is ESSER?

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act provides funding to LEAs through the Elementary and Secondary Schools Emergency Relief Fund, to address the impact of COVID-19 on elementary and secondary schools.

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARP) of 2021 established the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER) III, a fund dedicated to providing a total of nearly $122 billion to states and school districts to help safely reopen and sustain the safe operation of schools and address the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the nation’s students.

Axtell ISD has applied for a grant under this fund, and our efforts to identify the needs of our students and school community are shared here.