ESSER Funding

  • Since the COVID-19 emergency school closure in March 2020, the United States Congress has passed three stimulus bills with the aim of providing funds to the Elementary and Secondary Emergency Education Relief (ESSER) fund. Portions of this money are designed to assist states that are expected to distribute at least 90% of the money to local education agencies (LEAs) based on their proportional share of funding received from the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Title-IA. District 211 is considered a local education agency and thus has and will receive ESSER funding through the 2023-2024 school year. To date, three different versions of ESSER funding have been approved by the federal government. These versions include the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act; the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) Act; and the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act. These so-called stimulus bills seek to provide additional funding to states and school districts in order to successfully support students as we recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

District 211 Use of ESSER Funding


  • ESSER #1 (CARES Act) District 211 Expenditures


  • ESSER #2 (CRRSA) District 211 Budget and Current Expenditures


  • District 211 ESSER III (ARP) Funding Priority Survey (click here)

  • Overall, District 211 is predicted to receive $14,536,378 from the combined ESSER funding, to be utilized by the end of the 2023-2024 school year.