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USDE Releases Application for K-12 Stimulus Funds

The United States Department of Education (The Department) released the application for the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER) on April 23, 2020.


This fund, created through the CARES Act, will award 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. The Department also released a state-by-state breakdown of the funds along with the minimum amounts a state can distribute to LEAs and maximums an SEA can reserve for statewide purchases and decisions.


To receive an ESSER Fund allocation, SEAs must submit to the Department the following information:<