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Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund III (ESSER III or ARP ESSER)

The American Rescue Plan Act, 2021 (ARP Act or ARPA) provides an additional $122 billion for the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund III (ESSER III or ARP ESSER). $1.1 billion will be awarded to Oregon. ESSER III 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 III Fund grants can be used to reimburse eligible expenses incurred between March 13, 2020 and September 30, 2024.

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

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


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 approval form for each capital expenditure your district would like to use ESSER funds for.


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