Authorizing Law

Elementary & Secondary School
Emergency Relief – ESSER II (CRRSA)

Authorizing Law: ESSER II Fund under section 313 of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) Act, 2021, Public Law 116-260, enacted on December 27, 2020

Statewide LEA Amount: $2,820,490,851

M-DCPS Allocation: $468,534,260

Funding Purpose:

  • Reopen schools
  • High quality learning environments
  • Lost instructional time
  • Mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on students and families

Specific Requirements: Meet all assurances

Start date for eligible expenses: March 13, 2020

End date for eligible expenses: September 30, 2023


United States Department of Education

USDOE Website

USDOE ESSER II Fact Sheet

RFA – ESSER II

Assurances – ESSER II

Florida Department of Education

ESSER II Advance Lump Sum Presentation

ESSER II Applications Presentation

School District Allocations

Memo to Superintendents – July 20, 2021

RFA - Advance Lump Sum

RFA – Non-Enrollment Assistance

RFA – Academic Acceleration

RFA – Technology Assistance

RFA – Balance Lump Sum

Elementary & Secondary School
Emergency Relief – ESSER III (ARP)

Authorizing Law: American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ARP ESSER) Fund under the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act of 2021, Public Law 117-2, enacted on March 11, 2021

Statewide LEA Amount: $6,334,421,794

M-DCPS Allocation: $1,052,147,460

Funding Purpose:

  • Reopen schools
  • Sustain the safe operation of schools
  • Address the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the nation’s students

Specific Requirements:

  • Meet all assurances
  • 20% spent on learning loss, ensuring that interventions respond to students’ social, emotional and academic needs, and address disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on underrepresented student subgroups

Start date for eligible expenses: March 13, 2020

End date for eligible expenses: September 30, 2024 (Tydings amendment)


USDOE Website

USDOE ARP ESSER Fact Sheet

RFA – ARP ESSER (not yet available)

Assurances – ARP ESSER