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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.



  • Not Required. The CRSSA 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.



February of each year the US Department of Education (USDOE) requires each state 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 USDOE is seeking state input on their proposed Data Collection Form. Below are the comments ODE has submitted to the USDOE.

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