Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund
The Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund is designated to support K-12 schools to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and the declaration of statewide school closures. The Arizona Department of Education (ADE) will administer this fund.
Arizona’s award is based on the proportionate share of Title I-A funds received in FY20 (SY19-20):
The following is a breakdown of Arizona’s ESSER Fund award:
Initial Project Term: March 13, 2020 – September 30, 2021
Funds will remain available for obligation through September 30, 2022
Phases to Recovery
ADE encourages a three-phase approach to plan to leverage ESSER Funds to respond to state and local needs in relation to COVID-19: