The Best Uses for Your ESSER Funding

Looking to make an impact on student outcomes with your ESSER funding?
Our experts can show you how.

Our team can walk you through how to make the most of your funding.

What is ESSER?

Since March 2020, Congress has passed three stimulus packages (CARES, CRSSA, and ARP) to help school districts respond to the pandemic. Through the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund, an unprecedented amount of aid is available to support K-12 education.

How can I use ESSER funding?

Under the American Rescue Plan Act, ESSER III, school districts are required to spend at least 20% of their allocation to “address learning loss through the implementation of evidence-based interventions...[that] respond to students’ social, emotional, and academic needs.”

How can I learn more about the ESSER funding guidelines?

Read the Department of Education’s Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Programs FAQ for more details on using ESSER funding to help respond to the pandemic and transition back to in-person learning.

One of the key provisions of the ESSER funding is helping schools and districts meet the social, emotional, mental-health, and academic needs of students. To help you find resources to support your students' unique needs, we've aligned our ESSER-eligible products and services across the following areas.

Social and Emotional Learning
From relationship building to managing and understanding emotions, these resources are perfect for instilling empathy and responsibility in students.

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 
Expose students to the stories and voices of different cultures, abilities, backgrounds, locations, and identities.

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Education Technology
We believe that better content, tools, and support lead to breakthroughs in learning – wherever learning takes place.

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Literacy is critical to success in school and life – from building foundational skills, background knowledge, comprehension, and communication to hands-on exploration.

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Wherever learning takes place this year, we can continue to support you with eLearning resources and educator freebies to help promote literacy in the library and classroom.

Still have funding or resource questions? Help is on the way! Connect with one of our experts today.