The American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER I, II, III) Fund provides resources to help safely reopen and sustain the safe operation of schools and address the impacts of COVID-19 on the nation’s students by addressing their academic, social, emotional, and mental health needs. Each report provides an update on the projects that are supported with ESSER funding including the Maryland Leads grant, a new grant initiative designed to support PGCPS in accelerating student learning to narrow achievement gaps, provide more targeted support for underserved students, and address the short and long-term challenges related to current labor shortages. While this detailed report outlines how ESSER funding has been put into action, take a moment to view the PGCPS ESSER funding video below to see how federal support is making a difference in schools.
In an effort to be transparent with the community about the spending of ESSER funds, a bi-annual report will be posted every September and February until October 2024, that will outline the spending in each focus area. While these detailed reports outlines how ESSER funding has been put into action, take a moment to view the PGCPS’ ESSER funding video below to see how federal support is making a difference in schools.