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Federal COVID Funding

The United States Congress has provided several rounds of funding to school districts across the nation
to assist with COVID-related expenses.

To access information on how schools are spending their federal COVID relief funds, visit the
South Dakota Department of Education's Financial Transparency Dashboard.






American Rescue Plan

South Dakota ARP ESSER State Plan

The American Rescue Plan Act was signed into law on March 11, 2021. It is a massive economic package - the third in a series provided by the federal government - addressing the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

ARP
American Rescue Plan Homeless Children and Youth II (ARPHCY II) Allocations
ARP ESSER Preliminary Allocations
ARP-HCY II Formula Grants
Checklist: Safe Return to In-Person Instruction Plan
Presentation: ARP ESSER Construction Projects
Presentation: ARP ESSER Key Milestones
Safe Return and ARP ESSER Plans by District
School Year 2020-21: Mode of Instruction and Enrollment Data
Template: ARP ESSER LEA Plan
Title IX Part A McKinney Vento Homeless Education
US ED ARP Resources Website


American Rescue Plan Emergency Assistance To Non-Public Schools (ARP EANS)

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARP) was signed into law on March 11, 2021. The ARP Act extends the EANS program authorized under section 312(d) of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSA). On July 9, 2021, the U.S. Department of Education released further guidance for the ARP EANS program. DOE's ARP EANS application was approved by the U.S. Department of Education on January 24, 2022.

ARP
ARP EANS Guidance to Schools
ARP EANS Application Template (updated 02/24/2022)


Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSA)

The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act was signed into law Dec. 27, 2020. It is considered a sequel to the CARES Act.

Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER II)
ESSER II Guidance for Public Schools
ESSER II Preliminary Allocations (Updated: 3/18/2021)
ESSER II Fact Sheet

Emergency Assistance To Non-Public Schools (EANS)
The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSA) was signed into law on Dec. 27, 2020. It provides money for the EANS fund as part of the Governor's Emergency Education Relief Fund (GEER), which was created by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) in March 2020. On March 19, 2021, the U.S. Department of Education released further guidance for the EANS program.
Emergency Assistance To Non-Public Schools (EANS)
EANS Frequently Asked Questions
EANS Preliminary Share 2021
EANS Guidance to Schools
EANS Application Template


Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES)

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) was signed into law on March 27, 2020. It includes several grant programs to help educational entities prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus:

  1. Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER)
  2. Governor's Emergency Education Relief Fund (GEER)
  3. Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF)

ESSER
ESSER Application Instructions
ESSER Fact Sheet
ESSER I Final Allocations
FAQs ESSER Fund
US ED ESSER website
SPED MOE Q&A
April 29 Memo from South Dakota Department of Education


GEER
GEER I Guidance to Education Cooperatives
GEER Coop Application Template
GEER Afterschool program Application


CRF
ESSER Coronavirus Relief Funds Calculations (Updated: 03/29/2021)
September 2020 CRF Payment