Skip to main content
Oregon.gov Homepage

Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund II (ESSER II)

The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSA Act) provides an additional $54.3 billion for the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund II (ESSER II). $499.1 million was awarded to Oregon in January 2021. ESSER II Grants will be awarded to LEAs in the proportion they received funds under Part A of Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) in fiscal year 2020. ESSER II Fund grants can be used to reimburse eligible expenses incurred between March 13, 2020 and September 30, 2023.


Note: The CRRSA Act does not include an Equitable Services provision for the ESSER II Fund grants. Funding for non-public schools has been provided under the Emergency Assistance for Non-Public Schools (EANS) Program.


For questions about this program, please email the ESSER team.

Allocations

Application

  • Not Required. The CRRSA Act does not require a separate application for the ESSER II funds if an application for ESSER I funds has been submitted and approved.

Capital Expenditure Approval

All capital expenditures using ESSER II or ESSER III funds must be approved by ODE to be considered an eligible use of funds. Please fill out and submit the following application form for each capital expenditure your district would like to use ESSER funds for.

Reimbursement

Reporting

Each year the U.S. Department of Education (USED) requires states to submit data on the expenditure of their ESSER I, II, and III funds to fulfill federal reporting requirements. As this is the first year states will be reporting on ESSER II and III, the USED has updated their data collection requirements.

ODE will use ESSER reimbursement data and other data already submitted to ODE to complete most of the federal report. However, there is some additional data that will need to be submitted by school districts, ESDs, and state-sponsored charter schools. More information can be found on the Annual Federal ESSER Data Collection webpage.