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

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)

Coronavirus Relief Funds Calculations (Updated: 11/17/2020)
ESSER Application Instructions
ESSER Fact Sheet
Estimated Preliminary Allocations to LEAs
FAQs ESSER Fund
US ED ESSERF website
SPED MOE Q&A
September 2020 CRF Payment
April 29 Memo from South Dakota Department of Education

No longer valid guidance as of Sept. 4, 2020