May 29, 2020
The Arizona Department of Education (ADE) has received funding through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act to provide new Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund grants to LEAs to support local relief, preparation and prevention, and recovery needs and efforts in response to COVID-19.
90% ($249 million) of Arizona’s total ESSER Fund award ($277 million) must be sub-granted to LEAs based on the proportionate share of Title I-A funds they received in FY20. ADE is also choosing to fund LEAs that are not Title I-A using approximately half of ADE’s State Education Agency set-aside funds for state-level activities.
Thank you for all you are doing to support our students, educators and communities! ADE is once again humbled by the leadership and spirit of service demonstrated by our schools. We look forward to continuing to support you all through these recovery efforts.