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Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds are being provided under Section 18003 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, Section 313 of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) Act, and Section 2001 of the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act. The United States Department of Education has defined the intent of all three ESSER grants as: to prevent, prepare for, or respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, including its impact on the social, emotional, mental health, and academic needs of students.

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Allocation Amounts

TEA has released two-thirds of the total ESSER III allocation to Texas School Districts. The remaining one-third will be made available upon the USDE’s approval of the states spending plan.

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